China Seminar | 8 November 2007

Excelling the Work of Heaven 巧奪天工: Chinese Personal Adornment at the University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery

Kate Lingley Kate Lingley

Please come to an “insider’s” introduction to a current exhibition on the Manoa campus.

Kate Lingley is Assistant Professor of Chinese Art History at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.  She is co-curator of the exhibition “Excelling the Work of Heaven: Personal Adornment from China,” on view in the University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery from October 28 through December 14.  The exhibition showcases 703 pieces of jewelry and other personal adornment from late imperial China, together with dragon robes and ancestor portraits of the same period.  The accompanying catalog contains a 106-page essay by Dr. Lingley. Her other research interests include costume and ethnicity of the medieval period, and problems of portraiture and self-representation in Buddhist art. She holds a B.A. in Archaeology (1994) from Harvard University and an M.A. (1998) and Ph.D. (2004) in Art History from the University of Chicago.