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Dragon, God of Water: Screens in Ink on Washi Paper

Join Sadako Ohki, the Japan Foundation Associate Curator of Japanese Art and curator of the exhibition Year of the Dragon, for a close examination of Pair of Screens with Dragons and Waves, attributed to the Japanese artist Kaihō Yūshō (1533–1615), and Civilization Landscape No. 073 by the Chinese artist Qin Feng (b. 1961). Though the two works were made centuries apart, they share a common medium: ink on washi paper. In the West, the dragon has historically been characterized as an evil creature, breathing fire while…

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April 24, 2024 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Join Sadako Ohki, the Japan Foundation Associate Curator of Japanese Art and curator of the exhibition Year of the Dragon, for a close examination of Pair of Screens with Dragons and Waves, attributed to the Japanese artist Kaihō Yūshō (1533–1615), and Civilization Landscape No. 073 by the Chinese artist Qin Feng (b. 1961). Though the two works were made centuries apart, they share a common medium: ink on washi paper. In the West, the dragon has historically been characterized as an evil creature, breathing fire while flying through the air, and thus has been considered something to be conquered. By contrast, in the East the dragon has long been seen as a powerful being that pours out blessings from the celestial realm in the form of rainwater over swirling wind. This object-based discussion explores how artists engage with the dragon’s celebrated role as the god of water as well as how this theme takes on a sorrowful quality with regard to today’s environmental crisis. Generously sponsored by the Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund.

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Junior WILD! Keepers: Spring Session 1

Ages 11 – 13 Heckscher WILD! Junior WILD! Keepers was established in 2015, with the opening of our Heckscher WILD! exotic animal exhibit. The Junior WILD! Keepers program gives participants hands-on experience in the care, feeding, and enrichment of our exotic teaching animals. After completing the class, participants will then choose a day for more in-depth training with our animal care staff. Upon successful completion of both the class and training, participants will then be eligible to volunteer with the…

Heckscher WILD!, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT, 06903, United States

Storytime: The Color Tree

Price: Included with admission  Join us for a reading of our story of the month which relates to the Kid’s Art Workshop that follows each story time. This month, The Color Tree by Denise Bennett Minnerly. The Color Tree is a magical fantasy for young readers, in which lessons of color and color mixing are being taught. A little boy coming upon a colorless landscape realizes the world needs color and begins throwing magical apples at everything in sight. With…

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, 06702, United States

Kids Art Workshop: 3D Foam Painting

Child $10 | Adults $5 | Children 5 and Under $5 A Museum Educator leads arts activities that tie into the exhibitions on view, the featured story of the month, artists in our collections or the seasons! Register Here *Children ages 18 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult for the duration of the program. Sponsored by American Savings Foundation and NEST Reinvestment Grant Program.

Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT, 06702, United States

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