Show Me the Mini

Monumental works often overshadow miniature artworks on display in museums.  While larger works are public and pronounced, miniatures are personal and intimate, requiring a different kind of attention.

Curators Jason Steuber and Allysa B. Peyton of the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art will lead a virtual tour of the Show Me the Mini exhibit currently on display at the museum.  This exhibit highlights an overlooked theme in the study of Asian art.  It illuminates human curiousity about perspective, size, scale and creation, and challenges us to think how we, as audiences, consume art. It also presents a unique opportunity to remind us that art comes in all shapes and sizes.  

 

 

Please join us on Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 pm in Meeting Room B of the Headquarters Library  for Show Me the Mini.

For more information on the Harn Museum's Asian collection visit Highlights from the Asian Collection.

Teaser Image: Miniature Album Hakuzan Asai, Japanese

Body Image:  

  • Vase  Chinese Qianlong Period, 1736-1795, Glazed ceramic;   
  • "Nehanzu: Death of the Buddha" (detail)  Japanese 17th Century, Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk;
  • "Venugopala with Attendants and Gopis"  Indian (Kerala)16th century, Bronze
Posted by JeanH on May 7, 2018