With the Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy exhibition as a point of departure, six scholars provide an introduction to the art of calligraphy through talks aimed at deciphering the calligrapher's complex world. Senior curator of Chinese art Michael Knight will talk with Jerry Yang about his collection of Chinese calligraphy, the Guanyuan Shanzhuang Collection, presented in Out of Character. Speakers include Joseph Chang of the Asian Art Museum (AAM), Jonathan Chaves of George Washington University, Michael Knight of the AAM, Amy McNair of Kansas University, Peter Sturman of the University of California at Santa Barbara, and Bai Qianshen of Boston University.
$40, includes lunch; museum admission not included. Preregistration required, http://www.societyforasianart.org/
Co-presented with the Society for Asian Art