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Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074


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Video Release — "Jade: A Look Back"

Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Video Release — "Jade: A Look Back"

Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Jade has been treasured for millennia in China and is one of the oldest continuous Chinese artistic traditions. In this brief video, Kevin R. E. Greenwood, Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art, presents an overview of this history using beautiful examples of sculpted jade in the AMAM collection.

Prized for its rich and varied colors, jade is harder than steel and can only be shaped by painstaking abrasion, a fact that makes the achievements of Chinese jade artists and artisans over the many centuries even more impressive. But jade has also had important religious and political significance throughout Chinese history, and was often associated with protection and authority.

Join us for this journey from ancient burials of mysterious jade objects to jade suits made for the emperor’s tomb, a jade mountain in the former imperial palace, and the jade works currently on view at the Allen.

The video will appear in our Facebook feed and on our Vimeo page.

Presented with support from a Freeman Asian Arts & Culture Initiative grant from the Freeman Foundation.

Chinese, Bi Disk, 5th–1st century BC, jade. Gift of Mrs. Donald W. Evans in memory of her husband, 1947.89.


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