Join us for the opening lecture and reception for our latest exhibition, Dragons and Lotus Blossoms: Vietnamese Ceramics from the Birmingham Museum of Art on its opening day, Sunday, January 22. Our guest speaker is Vietnamese ceramics expert and co-curator of the exhibition, John Stevenson.
Sunday // January 22
Lecture // 2:30PM / Steiner Auditorium / Reception to Follow
John Stevenson graduated from Oxford with a degree in Modern History. After three years in the US and Nigeria he moved to Asia, where he lived and worked for twenty years in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, and Korea. He helped establish the first British commercial office to open in Hanoi after the Vietnam War. Already inspired by exposure to the vast quantities of Chinese art that moved from China into Hong Kong during the 1980s, he became fascinatedby the similarities and differences he noticed between Chinese and Vietnamese ceramics. He has written extensively on Vietnamese ceramics and his other love, Japanese woodblock prints. He has served as Acting Curator of Chinese Art at Seattle Art Museum, and for the last ten years was Production Manager at University of Washington Press.
Please join us for a reception immediately following the lecture.