Middlebury College Museum of Art

Wednesday, February 19

Lost Luxuries: Ancient Chinese Gold

Lecture and Opening Reception
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Mahaney Arts Center, Room 125 and Lower Lobby

Sarah Laursen, Curator of Asian Art


In ancient China, gold ornaments were potent symbols of official rank, gender, group identity, and economic status; by the early twentieth century, they were sought after by art collectors for their beauty. Join Sarah Laursen, Curator of Asian Art and Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture, for a lecture about the little-known history of early Chinese gold, followed by a reception with light refreshments in the Lower Lobby.

Sarah Laursen
Photo: Sarah Laursen