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Jenny So – Rare and Beautiful Objects, New and Unexpected Findings: Revisiting Harvard’s Early Chinese Jades
March 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Jenny So, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jenny So will highlight the exciting discoveries she made while preparing a new catalogue of the ancient Chinese jades in the Harvard Art Museums collections. Free admission, but seating is limited. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 5:30pm at the museums’ Broadway entrance. One ticket per person. After the lecture, guests are invited to visit our early Chinese art galleries on Level 1 until 8pm.
About Jenny F. So
Jenny F. So received her B.A. from Swarthmore College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from Harvard University. She has served as senior curator of Ancient Chinese Art at the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian Institution, in charge of the rich holdings of both collections. She left the Smithsonian Institution to take up the position of professor of fine arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and later, was also appointed director of that university’s Institute of Chinese Studies and Art Museum. She retired from her full-time Hong Kong appointments in 2015, retaining an association as adjunct professor, and returned to live in Arlington, Virginia, where she continues to publish while serving as a specialist-consultant in Chinese art for American and international educational and commercial institutions.