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Noted lecturer explores the meaning of Chinese art

Nov. 22, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- WMU's College of Fine Arts and Haenicke Institute for International and Area Studies presents "Talking Pictures: The World of Meaning in Chinese Painting" with guest lecturer Alfred Murck. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, located at the corner of South and Park Streets in downtown Kalamazoo.

Alfred Murck holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Art History from Princeton University, and for more than a decade served as assistant/associate curator and administrator of the Department of Asian Art of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. A specialist in the hidden meanings symbolized in traditional Chinese art and a recognized authority on political and protest import in Chinese painting, Dr. Murck's forthcoming book is titled Poetry and Painting in Song China: The Subtle Art of Dissent (Harvard University Press).

Media contact: Thom Myers, 616 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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