Noted scholar addresses Chinese art history

 Dr. Daisy Yiyou Wang, an expert in the history of collecting Chinese art in the United States, will present "Mammon and the Muse: C.T. Loo and the formation of the Chinese Art Collection at the Freer Gallery of Art, 1915-1951,” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 in Brown Hall Room 2028. The lecture is open to the public free of charge.

Wang is the Chinese art project specialist for the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. She will present findings from her interdisciplinary investigation of art history, museology, political and economic history, and international relations based on the life trajectory of a leading art dealer and the institutional history of a leading art museum.

Leading a team of colleagues from two dozen major Chinese museums and 14 Smithsonian museums and offices, Wang is the recipient of a 2011 Smithsonian Grand Challenges Award to foster further collaboration between the galleries and China. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from Ohio University, a master's in English literature and a bachelor's in international law and affairs from the University of International Relations in Beijing. She has contributed her expertise to many exhibitions of contemporary and traditional Chinese art and has published internationally on art history and museology.

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The lecture is sponsored by the Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies. For more information, call (269) 387-5890, or write:  hige-lightcenter@wmich.edu.
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