Timothy Brook, professor, Republic of China Chair, University of British Columbia
Dennis Carr, Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Mitchell Codding, executive director and president, The Hispanic Society of America
Yukio Lippit, professor, History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University
Tanya Uyeda, associate conservator, Asian Conservation
Voyage into the cultural dialogue between the Americas and Asia in the 16th to 19th centuries, inspired by the exhibition “Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia.” Curator Dennis Carr introduces the exhibition, followed by author Timothy Brook on cartography, curator Mitchell Codding on indigenous lacquerwork, and a keynote address by Harvard professor Yukio Lippit, who discusses a pair of majestic early Kanō-school screens, preceded by MFA conservator Tanya Uyeda describing recent efforts to conserve them.
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Above: José Manuel de la Cerda, Desk on stand (detail), 18th century. Lacquered and polychromed wood with painted decoration. On loan from The Hispanic Society of America, New York, NY.