Julia White on Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Painting at Berkeley
Julia M. White
BAMPFA Senior Curator for Asian Art
Exhibition curator Julia White offers insight into the formation and growth of BAMPFA’s outstanding Chinese painting collection over the last fifty years, touching on issues of provenance; how, when, and where the paintings were collected; and their importance to the history of Chinese painting at Berkeley. She will discuss the first work to enter the collection, Scholar Instructing Girl Students (1649) by legendary figure painter Chen Hongshou, as well as BAMPFA's most recent acquisition, Sun Junze's monumental fourteenth-century work Landscape with Buildings.