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Harvard Visual China Inaugural Graduate Symposium–“Luminosity in Chinese Art & Culture”

March 24, 2023 @ 11:00 am 5:30 pm

From Prometheus the Fire-Bringer to myths of cosmogony, light and luminosity is an enduring metaphor in human history. In modern science, light and luminosity are understood as matters of wavelength and energy. Yet in the Chinese context, luminosity is not confined to issues of the visual and visibility. In fact, luminosity had long been associated with consciousness and vitality beyond the expiration of the physical body, especially in connections with certain materials and objects. The Harvard Visual China Inaugural Graduate Symposium presents three panels on this topic: Panel 1: Visualizing Luminosity; Panel 2: Painting Luminosity; Panel 3: Luminous Jewels.

More information and registration: https://www.harvardvisualchina.com/hvc-2023-symposium-info-registration.

This event is sponsored by the Department of History of Art & Architecture, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Innovation Fund, and Harvard FAS CAMLab.


March 24, 2023
11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Event Category:


History of Art and Architecture Department


Sackler Building Auditorium

485 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

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