AMAM Video Release: "Dragons! In East Asian Art"


July 1, 3:00 pm to 3:15 pm | vimeo.com/amam

Short Description: Join Kevin R. E. Greenwood, Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art, for a closer look at some of the Allen’s best-known works of Asian art, in a brief video aimed at younger viewers.

Extended Description: Are dragons always gold-hoarding, maiden-kidnapping, fire-breathing monsters? No! In fact, in East Asia dragons are powerful but benevolent creatures who control rain and rivers, among other abilities. This brief video, aimed at younger viewers, introduces some of the many traditional meanings of dragons in East Asia using works from the Allen Memorial Art Museum. Join Kevin R. E. Greenwood, Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art, for a closer look at some of the Allen’s best-known works of Asian art, from the large and dramatic bronze "Coiling Dragon" to the moveable miniature ivory sculpture, "Articulated Dragon Okimono." The video will appear in our Facebook feed (facebook.com/allenartmuseum) and on our Vimeo page (vimeo.com/amam). Contact the Education Department at 440-775-8671 with any questions. Presented with support from a Freeman Asian Arts & Culture Initiative grant from the Freeman Foundation. | Image: Chinese, "Vase with Dragon and Pearl Motif" (detail), mid-17th to early 18th century. Glazed porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. Charles Martin Hall Bequest (OC 1885), 1915.57.

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Contact: education.amam@oberlin.edu | 440-775-8671 | amam.oberlin.edu

Sponsored by: Allen Memorial Art Museum

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