Bencharong: Royal Porcelain of Siam

with Paul Bromberg

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 12:00pm1:00pm
North Building - Lower Level
Ticketed with member discount. Purchase tickets online or call 720-913-0130.

There has until recently been little published in English or Thai about Bencharong, yet it was made in China in the 18th and early 19th centuries exclusively for Siamese royalty. Paul Bromberg will explore the history, production, usage and forms of this little-known, yet vibrant and colorful, export ceramic ware.

His presentation will draw on examples from his own collection and the Ring Collection in Oslo, Norway, the largest repository of Bencharong outside Thailand which was the subject of a recent exhibition and accompanying catalog written by a team of twelve well-known international scholars.

Doors open at 11:30 am

Free for Asian Art Association members, $7  DAM members, $5 teachers, students and docents, $10 general public .  Museum admission not required for LECTURE ONLY but is required for gallery access.  Asian Art Association and DAM members, please check in at Welcome Desk. 

For details, call  720-913-0040 or e-mail blittle@denverartmuseum.org

Sponsored by the Asian Art Association, a DAM support group.

 

Image credit: Photo by Eddie Siu. Courtesy of Paul Bromberg.