Discover ground breaking research and fascinating advances in art, culture, and nature as our experts share their cutting edge work in this engaging series of daytime lectures.
Free with Museum Admission.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lecture in Eaton Theatre
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Coffee, Tea & Treats in Theatre Rotunda
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Gallery Visit with Introductory Remarks
Note: Assistive listening devices and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation are available on request. ASL interpretation requires three weeks advance notice. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the service.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Remembering the Ancestors: Chinese New Year Celebrations with Ancestor Portraits and Prints
Chinese culture is rich in customs, traditions and beliefs, and the Lunar New Year marks a major time for families to commemorate their ancestors. Join ROM Senior Curator Wen-chien Cheng and explore a range of ancestral images from painted portraits to mass-produced prints, commonly used in average households from late Imperial to early Republican China.
Speaker: Wen-chien Cheng
Dr. Cheng joined the ROM in October 2011, as the Louise Hawley Stone Chair of East Asian Art. She is cross-appointed with the Department of Fine Arts and East Asia Studies at the University of Toronto. Her Ph.D. is in the History of Art from the University of Michigan, where her specialty was Chinese painting. She has held postdoctoral fellowships at the J. Paul Getty Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution. Curatorial work, research, and teaching have been the three major parts of her academic training and experience.