Lecture | The Art of Not Working: Chinese Scholarly Gentlemen Enjoying Music


Lecture | The Art of Not Working: Chinese Scholarly Gentlemen Enjoying Music

Thursday, July 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

Chinese gentlemen traditionally focused on their leisure activities, including the practice and performance of music, with much enthusiasm. Join Ingrid Furniss, associate professor of art history at Lafayette College, as she examines Chinese works of art in the Princeton collection that depict scholarly gentlemen performing musical instruments while taking leisure, usually in elegant garden settings or in the rustic surroundings of nature. Introduced by Zoe Kwok, associate curator of Asian art. 

Free registration via Zoom here. (when prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”)

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar by clicking the "CC" icon. To access Spanish-language captioning, open Streamtext, where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

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LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970. This program, including live closed-captioning, is made possible by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Curtis W. McGraw Foundation. 

Chinese, Qing dynasty (1644–1912), Glass snuff bottle with seven scholars carved from the double overlay, 1780–1850. Translucent white glass with blue and beige double overlay. Princeton University Art Museum. Bequest of Col. James A. Blair