Show Me the Mini: Small Works of Asian Art at the Harn Museum

16th century bronze Indian statueMonumental works 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. Show Me the Mini at the Harn Museum, highlights an overlooked theme in the study of Asian art and presents a unique opportunity to remind us that art comes in all shapes and sizes. The exhibition illuminates human curiosity about perspective, size, scale, and creation, and challenges us to think how we, as audiences, consume art.


Curators Jason Steuber (Cofrin Curator of Asian Art) and Allysa B. Peyton (Assistant Curator of Art) from the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art will lead a virtual visit to the exhibition and explore traditional thematic groupings of miniatures. Join us for Show Me the Mini, at the Millhopper Branch Library on Wednesday, January 31st at 6:30 pm.

miniature Asian teapotFor more information on the Harn Museum's Asian collection, check out Highlight's from the Asian Collection. Want to visit the museum in person? Take a look at the Harn's website for information on their other collections, exhibits and planning your visit.


Teaser image: Hakuzan Asai, Japanese (1842-1907), Miniature Album, 19th century, Museum purchase, funds provided by the Kathleen M. Axline Acquisition Endowment

Top image: Indian (Kerala), Venugopala with Attendants and Gopis, 16th century, Gift of George P. Bickford

Bottom image: Ah Leon, Taiwanese (b. 1953),Tea Pot, c. 1990-2000, Gift of Anna Callouri Holcumbe, and Museum purchase with funds provided by the David A. Cofrin Fund for Asian Art

Posted by BethN on January 24, 2018