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Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art: Read Contra Costa 2022
November 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Bats, gourds, peaches, ribbons, and monkeys on horses. These images, and many others, are frequently – and artistically – depicted in Chinese art, but what do they mean? Using selected objects from the fabulous collections at the Asian Art Museum, discover some of the fascinating and fun meanings and messages hidden in Chinese art.
As the Chinese language is an exquisite conduit for rebuses (visual puns) and symbolism, motifs that appear in Chinese art often represent wishes for good fortune and auspicious messages. Join us as we decipher hidden meanings of prosperity, health, and happiness found in traditional Chinese art. Presented by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Community Speakers Program.