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Virtual Conference: Path of the Teabowl, October 22-23, 2021
A teabowl is essential for the preparation and consumption of the finely powdered, whipped green tea known around the world today as matcha. Originating in China and developed in Korea and Japan, teabowls have been a special category of ceramic vessel for more than a thousand years. Today they capture the imagination of potters around the world, both as utensil and as sculpture.

On the occasion of the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum exhibition Path of the Teabowl, this conference explores the definitions, histories, and contexts of teabowls.

Friday October 22, 1:00-3:30pm EST
Saturday October 23, 8:00am-3:00pm EST

Speakers:
- Yūji Akimoto (Professor/ Director of The University Arts Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts; Director of Nerima Art Museum)
- Ellen Avril (Chief Curator and the Judith H. Stoikov Curator of Asian Art, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University)
- Philip Hu (Curator of Asian Art, Saint Louis Art Museum)
- Meghen Jones (Guest Curator, Path of the Teabowl and Associate Professor of Art History, Alfred University
- Shinya Maezaki (Professor of Art History, Kyoto Women’s University
- Andrew L. Maske (Associate Professor of Art History, University of Kentucky)
- Robert D. Mowry (Senior Consultant in Chinese and Korean Art a Christie's, New York; Curator of Chinese Art Emeritus, Harvard Art Museums)
- Natsu Oyobe (Curator of Asian Art, the University of Michigan Museum of Art)
- Morgan Pitelka (Chair, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and Professor, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
- Seung Yeon Sang (Visiting Researcher, Autonomous University of Barcelona)
- Alfred Ceramic Art division faculty

Financial support for this conference provided by a grant from the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies.

Organized by Meghen Jones (jonesmm@alfred.edu)
Oct 22, 2021 01:00 PM
Oct 23, 2021 08:00 AM
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