Inaugural Lectures & Symposia

Symposium
From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection
Saturday, March 3, 2018 -
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

This free program inaugurating From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection features talks by international Asian art experts who contributed essays to the exhibition catalogue, Two Americans in Paris: A Quest for Asian Art, and a conversation with Sam Myers, who assembled this extraordinary collection of treasures. No reservations required. Priority admission reserved for Kimbell members who present a current membership card at least thirty minutes before the program begins. Seating is limited. Auditorium doors will open one hour prior to the commencement of the program.

Pavilion Auditorium; simulcast in Kahn Auditorium

Welcome and Introductions
Eric M. Lee, director, Kimbell Art Museum
Jennifer Casler Price, curator for Asian and non-Western art, Kimbell Art Museum 

A Quest for Asian Art: The Spirit of the Myers Collection
Jean-Paul Desroches, senior curator of the French National Patrimony

Radiant Stones: The Importance of Jade in Chinese Culture
Filippo Salviati, professor, department of Oriental studies, “La Sapienza” University, Rome

Chinese Silk: Conspicuous Consumption and Lucrative Trade
John E. Vollmer, independent scholar, New York

Stories for My Children and Grandchildren: A Conversation with Sam Myers
Moderated by Jean-Paul Desroches and Jennifer Casler Price

Gilded bronze Nagaraja from Tibet on view during From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection