May 29th, 2013
June 4 – August 30, 2013
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00am – 4:30pm
Museum of Anthropology
EXHIBIT: Descendants Of The Maya: Photography By Dr. Morton W. Huber
This exhibit features twenty-seven black-and-white photographs of Maya people, traditional craft activities, archaeological sites, and colonial constructions taken in Guatemala during the 1960s. Weavings and other items collected by Dr. Huber at the time are also on display. High Point resident Dr. Huber, a biochemist by training, is also an accomplished artist and photographer. His art and photography have been featured in three books and galleries in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Japan.
Admission is free.
February 24th, 2013
February 28 – March 28, 2013
Reception 5-7 pm / Thursday Feb 28
3/3/3/13 – three video presentations for three weeks in March – was conceived specifically as an all-video exhibition. While the viewer will likely find commonality in the works’ approaches and themes, the videos are distinct, occupying very different sensory and emotional spaces. With one taking a prolonged look at the wall of a building with its crepuscular inhabitants glimpsed through windows (Seitenflügel), another concerning the grim vitality of existential struggle (Where is the Black Beast?), and the third depicting a beautiful and menacing polar seascape (Kivanrepu), perhaps these three works are entirely consonant with the indecisively damp and mercurial nature of late winter.
Admission is free. For more information visit: hanesgallery.wfu.edu/video3
February 5th, 2013
“Chinese Ceramics from the Changsha Kilns: Reflections of Tang Dynasty Openness and Tolerance”
The exhibit provides an overview of the ceramics produced by families at the Changsha Kilns during the Tang Dynasty more than 1,000 years ago — putting Tang ceramics into their historical, geographic and cultural context.
The exhibit features more than 100 ceramic objects from the museum’s Lam Collection. In January 2012, Wake Forest alumnus Timothy See-Yiu Lam (’60) donated to the Museum of Anthropology nearly 600 ceramic pieces that he collected over more than 25 years. The Tang Dynasty bowls, ewers, cups, teapots, small toys and other pieces in the collection represent the largest and most comprehensive group of ceramics from the Changsha Kilns in the United States.
Yidan Fu, a junior accountancy major from China, worked with Museum Director Stephen Whittington to develop the exhibit. Yidan helped organize and analyze the hundreds of pieces in the Lam Collection. She also conducted research on Changsha ceramics in Chinese language texts and contributed an insider’s view of Chinese culture to the exhibit. Whittington also worked with Salem College student Victoria Smith to complete the final arrangement and installation of the exhibit.
The Tang Dynasty (618 to 907 AD) was a time of peace, prosperity, and acceptance in China, during which Changsha ceramics and other goods were traded overland along the Silk Road and overseas to reach as far away as western Asia and Africa.
Some of the pieces in the collection were broken (but painstakingly repaired) because, due to slight flaws in shape or glazing, kiln inspectors discarded them by burying them in refuse piles which were then excavated by archaeologists in the 1960s and 1970s. Ironically, most of the pieces that passed inspection were sold, used and ultimately broken—meaning they can rarely be fully reconstructed.
The Museum of Anthropology is open to the public Tues. through Sat. from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information contact the museum at 336-758-5282 or visit moa.wfu.edu.