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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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Van Trip: Olana – Frederic Edwin Church’s Estate with Bob Burns

Visit Frederic Edwin Church’s home that sits on 250 acres of land in beautiful Hudson, NY. Join Mattatuck Director, Bob Burns as he returns to Olana, where he spent 10 years as Vice President of Development. Enjoy a private tour of the house led by a museum educator. After lunch (included) all participants will have the opportunity to explore the grounds independently. Depart at 8:30 AM, Return by 5:00 PM. Register here $85 Meet there $95 Roundtrip Sponsored by George…

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

Salsa Nights

Get ready to spice up your Friday nights with Salsa @ the MATT 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM Join us on the only rooftop terrace in downtown Waterbury that overlooks the green for a night full of dance, music, and culinary delights, the fourth Friday of the month from May to September. Dance instructor, Edward Truehart, with over a decade of experience in salsa, bachata, mambo, kizomba, and more, or a guest instructor, will start the night off with a…

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

Home away from Homeschool: Curate a Mini Exhibit

  Get creative with innovative and inspiring art projects for homeschoolers. Each week we will focus on a different medium to create unique and colorful masterpieces. Using both traditional and alternative materials, students will enjoy being artistic and social! This month’s theme is Curate a Mini Exhibit.  Join us as we create our own museum, from the exhibition on view to marketing the opening – it’s all up to you! May 7, 2024 May 14, 2024 May 21, 2024 May…

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

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