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- Immortality of the Spirit: Chinese Funerary Art
- 04/24/12 - 06/18/12 10:00AM h - 04:00PM h
- Bellarmine Museum of Art - Fairfield
- Jill Deupi, director
- Contact email:
For the ancient Chinese, life in the afterworld was as important as one’s existence on earth. For this reason the dead were laid to rest in tombs intended to replicate earthly palaces in all their splendor. They were also adequately provisioned by surviving family members with mingqi, or "spirit articles," for the deceased’s journey into the afterlife. Fairfield University’s Bellarmine Museum of Art will explore this fascinating subject in its new exhibition, "Immortality of the Spirit: Chinese Art from the Han and Tang Dynasties," which features thirteen pottery funerary objects from the Han (206 BCE - 220 CE) and Tang (618 - 907 CE) Imperial dynasties. A small catalogue, co-authored by Mr. Swergold and Dr. Ive Covaci (Adjunct Professor of Art History at Fairfield University and a specialist in Asian Art), is available in the galleries.
- Bellarmine Museum of Art - Website
- 1073 N Benson Rd.
The Bellarmine Museum of Art, which was inaugurated in October 2010, boasts a growing collection of paintings, sculptures, works on paper and decorative art objects. The museum is housed in Fairfield University's signature building - Bellarmine Hall - and is conveniently located moments away from downtown Fairfield.
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