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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 4:00PM | Social Sciences Building (SOS) B40


Few artists in Chinese history have proven as enigmatic as the Ming dynasty painter Qiu Ying (c. 1494-c. 1552). Though one of the most famous artists of the Ming period, almost nothing is known about his life. He is said to have had few followers, yet he was the most copied painter in Chinese history. LACMA's exhibition, Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying, grapples with such issues as artists who cross social boundaries, degrees of literacy in Ming dynasty China, and the importance of connoisseurship in determining quality and authenticity.

This lecture by Dr. Stephen Little discusses the scholarly background to the first exhibition on Qiu Ying ever organized outside of Asia, on view at LACMA from February 9 - May 17, 2020.

Stephen Little is the Florence and Harry Sloan Curator of Chinese Art; Head, Chinese, Korean, and South & Southeast Asian Depts., LACMA

The lecture is co-sponsored by the USC East Asian Studies Center, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Department of Art History.

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  • Wenbei Wang

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