Have you seen our exhibition On the Silk Road and the High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture, and Commerce? If you haven’t, time is running out – August 14th, 2011 is the last day this exhibition will be open to the public.
On the Silk Road… is organized by the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, and features over 70 examples of the goods that inspired Meissen artisans. These pieces all come from the Doris and Leo Hodroff collection, and demonstrate historical Chinese motifs and decorative styles. This exhibition takes the visitor on a journey through time, down the Silk Road which stretched from eastern China to the Black Sea, linking Asia with Europe. In later centuries the trade and cultural influences that flowed back and forth on land were transferred to the sea, and maritime shipping eventually came to dominate world commerce.
The collection of Chinese ceramics on display in this exhibition is considered to be one of the finest in the world, and will be here at The Cummer until August 14th. Don’t forget – we are free admission every Tuesday from 4pm-9pm, a perfect opportunity to see this superb display free of charge!