October 20, 2013 · 2:00 PM
A Thousand Graces: Freer’s Pilgrimage to the Buddhist Cave Temples at Longmen and his Collection of Chinese Art http://www.dia.org/calendar/lecture.aspx?id=4110&iid=
Presenter(s): David Hogge and Dr. Daisy Yiyou Wang
Start Date: October 20, 2013
Time: 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Detroit Institute of Arts, Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall, 5200 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI, 48202
Archivist David Hogge and curator of Chinese Art Daisy Yiyou Wang explore Charles Lang Freer’s evolving fascination with Chinese Buddhist art, through his adventurous 1910-11 expedition to the Buddhist cave temples at Longmen and his outstanding collection of Chinese art. Freer embarked on a strenuous four-week journey to the interior of China to view one of the great repositories of Buddhist sculpture, with just a Chinese photographer, interpreter and porters to accompany him. David Hogge will present the fascinating journals and stunning photographs that eloquently trace Freer’s journey and provide a rare window into his ideas on art and spirituality. Daisy Yiyou Wang will follow with a presentation on two dozen exceptional objects from the Freer Gallery of Art offering a fresh look at the complex factors that shaped Freer’s pioneering collection of Chinese art. Lecture is free with DIA admission.