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Part of the Gardiner Signature Lecture Series
The Ann Walker Bell Lecture
Online ticket sales for this event are now closed. Tickets can be purchased at the door ($15 General; $10 Gardiner Friends).
Daniel Chen, Adjunct Curator of Chinese Ceramics, brings to life the spectacular collection of Chinese blue and white porcelain gifted to the Gardiner Museum by Janice Gross Stein and Susan Gross Soloman, in memory of their mother Anne Romoff Gross.
The collection dates to the larger assemblage of Chinese porcelain procured in 19th century India, and offers a unique glimpse into the history of ceramic use and consumption for the Indian market. Learn about the various owners who have left their marks of connoisseurship on the collection and the cultural significance of Chinese porcelain in India.
Please join us for a reception hosted by Janice Gross Stein and Susan Gross Solomon following the lecture in the Terrace Room.
Please note: There will be no cash bar available before the lecture.
About the speaker
Daniel Chen (M.Litt., B.A.), Gardiner Museum Adjunct Curator of Chinese Ceramics
Daniel Chen is the Gardiner Museum’s Adjunct Curator of Chinese Ceramics. He recently curated Across the Globe: The Anne Gross Collection and has lectured on Chinese art in Toronto and in the UK. He received his master’s degree in Chinese Art History from the University of Glasgow/Christie’s Education, London, with a thesis titled Interpreting the Classical: Ming Furniture and its Appropriations. Prior to working with the Gardiner Museum, he was with the Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Department at Christie’s King St., London and Shanghai.
With support from the Ann Walker Bell Fund
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