Roaming in the Celestial Realm: Immortality and the Imagination in Han Dynasty China

Lecture on the motifs decorating Han dynasty mortuary objects by Peter Sturman, professor of Chinese painting and caligraphy in UCSB's Department of History of Art and Architecture.

When: Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Not available

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Lectures


The motifs decorating Han dynasty mortuary objects, including those found in the tomb of the noblewoman at Mawangdui, illustrate long-standing religious notions of what happens after death. This lecture will explore many of the exquisite objects found in Western Han tombs that demonstrate the artistic imagination that accompanied the speculative flights of Han dynasty beliefs.

Lecturer: Peter Sturman, Professor of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, Department of the History of Art and Architecture at UCSB

Phone: 805-884-6423

Event posted Sept. 23, 2009
Last updated Jan. 11, 2010


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