A Taste for Business and the Business of Taste: A Collector and his Dealer in Late-Ming China

Lecture by Timothy Brook, Republic of China chair professor of history, University of British Columbia.

When: Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, 2:30 p.m.

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

Cost: Free - $10

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Event, Lectures


Professor Brook recollects the diary of painter-calligrapher Li Rihua from the 1610s, giving us insight on how the art market worked and how Li tried to make it work for him. His greatest concern was to collect art that was authentic—perhaps the last thing that an art market is willing to supply.

In Mary Craig Auditorium. Free for SBMA Members and Students/$10 Non-Members/$6 Senior Non-Members. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum Visitor Services desks or online at

Phone: 805-963-4364

Event posted Oct. 30, 2012
Last updated Oct. 30, 2012


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