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"Coastal Connections: A Mini-Symposium"

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Ceremonial cloth (tampan), 2nd half of the 19th century

Ceremonial cloth (tampan), 2nd half of the 19th century, Indonesia, Sumatra. Cotton;  supplementary-weft weave, 104.1 x 88.9 cm (41  x 35  in.). Gift of Wells Fargo Bank, 1987.37.1

Koret Auditorium

This mini-symposium -- the eighth in our annual series -- will explore the artistic connections created through trade along coastal maritime routes and between far reaching shores. Intrepid voyagers have long used water as a highway to access new land and resources. These explorations have initiated encounters between diverse communities and have encouraged the dissemination of regional imagery, materials, and techniques. This mini-symposium will gather four leading museum professionals to discuss cross-cultural influences and stylistic innovations that have resulted from migrations, explorations, and trade in Oceania and the Americas.

Presentations:

Sails Like Red Butterflies: Plaited Sails in the Western Pacific
Lissant Bolton
Keeper of Africa, Oceania and the Americas; British Museum, London

From Manila to Mexico: Asia in the Colonial Americas, 1565–1815
Dennis Carr
Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Cross-Cultural Contact and Its Effect on the Ship-Cloth Weaving Tradition
Benny Gratha
Assistant Curator, Museum Tekstil Jakarta

Global Red: Cochineal, Textiles and Trade, 16th–18th Centuries
Elena Phipps
Lecturer; World Arts and Culture, UCLA. Senior Museum Scholar; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Ticket Information

$10 | $5 members
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Contact Information

Hillary Olcott
holcott@famsf.org
(415) 750-7663

Sponsors

Presented in part with support from the Friends of AOA.