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Art Talk Live: Race and Gender in Heaven and Hell


Harvard Art Museums

A court with wardens torturing sinners presided over by a king at a desk.

This talk examines how gender and otherness are represented in a 15th- to 16th-century Chinese painting that presents visions of the afterlife.

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Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States


Neighborhood 9

Dates and Times

.: Tue, May 24 2022 12:30PM – 1PM.

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This talk centers on One of the Ten Kings of Hell, a hanging scroll from Ming dynasty China (1368–1644) that will be on view in July. The discussion considers the unique vision of the afterlife presented in East Asian Buddhist art and sheds light on how gender and otherness have shaped these images of hell.

Led by:

Seung Hee Oh, graduate student intern, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art

A court with wardens torturing sinners presided over by a king at a desk.

.: Tue, May 24 2022 12:30PM – 1PM.

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Harvard Art Museums

(617) 495-9400
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Last updated May 18, 2022.