Discover what distinguishes an authentic Chinese painting from a copy or forgery, and what defines the difference—questions that have confounded collectors and connoisseurs for centuries. This lecture by Dr. Stephen Little, curator and head of the Chinese and Korean Art Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, examines key issues involved in the connoisseurship of Chinese painting, including artist’s materials and styles, the formation of artistic lineages, and the relationship of painting and calligraphy.
This lecture will be followed by a reception.
About the Speaker
Stephen Little has held curatorial positions at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (1977–1982), the Cleveland Museum of Art (1987–1989), and the Honolulu Museum of Art (1989–1994). He held the Pritzker Curatorship of Asian Art at the Art Institute of Chicago (1995–2002), prior to becoming Director of the Honolulu Museum of Art in 2003. In 2011, Little left Hawaii to become department head and curator of Chinese and Korean art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.