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LRCCS Noon Lecture Series | Zoom Webinar: "Monumental Friendship: Chinese Ceramics in the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection at the University of Michigan Museum of Art"

Natsu Oyobe, Curator of Asian Art, University of Michigan Museum of Art
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
12:00-1:00 PM
Off Campus Location
The Fall 2020 lecture series will be only available on-line as a Zoom webinar.

The James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection of the University of Michigan Museum of Art is consisted of Chinese ceramics, bronze wares, Buddhist sculptures, and other East Asian art works donated by his family and friends in memory of the prominent U-M professor of East Asian art, James Marshall Plumer (1899 – 1960). The collection shows an incredible network of scholars, collectors, and artists Plumer developed between 1930 and 1960, through his research of Jian (Tenmoku) and Yue wares, experience as a “Monument Man” in the occupied Japan of the post-World War II, and teaching at U-M. In this talk, Dr. Oyobe will highlight the Chinese ceramics in the Plumer Collection, and illuminate his remarkable scholarship and humanism that connected the people of diverse backgrounds from China, Japan, and the US.

Natsu Oyobe is Curator of Asian Art at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Specializing in modern and contemporary Japanese art, she has curated numerous Japanese art exhibitions, including "Wrapped in Silk and Gold: A Family Legacy of 20th-Century Japanese Kimono" (2010), "Turning Point: Japanese Studio Ceramics in the Mid-20th Century" (2010), and "Mari Katayama" (2019). Dr. Oyobe is also involved in cross-cultural projects from a variety of historical periods, including "Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi: Beijing 1930" (2013), "Xu Weixin: Monumental Portraits" (2016) and "Copies and Invention in East Asia" (2019). She served as the consulting curator for the Detroit Institute of Arts’ new Japan Gallery (2016 – 2017). Dr. Oyobe earned a PhD in art history from the University of Michigan in 2005.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Asia, Chinese Studies, Umma, Visual Arts
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures

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