San Rafael Public Library

First Wednesday Art Talk – Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art

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When:
November 2, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2022-11-02T13:00:00-07:00
2022-11-02T14:00:00-07:00
Where:
Online via Zoom video conferencing
Cost:
Free
Contact:
San Rafael Library
415-485-3321

Bats, gourds, peaches, ribbons, and monkeys on horses.

These images, and many others, are frequently and artistically depicted in Chinese art. But what do they mean? Using selected objects from the fabulous collections at the Asian Art Museum discover some of the fascinating and fun meanings and messages hidden in Chinese art.

As the Chinese language is an exquisite conduit for rebuses (visual puns) and symbolism, motifs that appear in Chinese art often represent wishes for good fortune and auspicious messages. Join us as we decipher hidden meanings of prosperity, health, and happiness found in traditional Chinese art.

Presented by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Community Speakers Program.

Docent Speaker: Debbie Ottman
The museums do not allow their talks to be recorded.

Register in advance for this meeting or on the day of the event: https://cityofsanrafael-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrcOuhpj4uGdPoAN1wtInzlK248XSY1ygq

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

First Wednesday Art Talks are provided by Friends of the San Rafael Libraries.

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