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Gallery Talk: Chinese Jades—“The Fairest of Stones”

Large jade disk, Chinese, Zhou dynasty, 4th century BCE. Clouded, translucent grayish-green nephrite with variegated light brown markings on one side and large areas of dark brown and grass-green on the other. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.50.649.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Melissa Moy, consultative curator for Chinese ceramics, will give this gallery talk.

Our galleries are full of stories—this series of drop-in talks gives visitors a chance to hear the best ones! The talks highlight new works on view, take a fresh look at old favorites, investigate artists’ materials and techniques, and reveal the latest discoveries by curators, conservators, fellows, visiting artists, technologists, and other contributors.

Free with museums admission. Gallery talks are limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before each talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.

This talk is offered in conjunction with the recent publication of Early Chinese Jades in the Harvard Art Museums by Jenny So, which is now available in the Harvard Art Museums shop.