FRAGMENTS & EMPIRE: CAMBODIAN ART FROM THE ANGKOR PERIOD

Architectural relief, Angkor, 11th-13th century, sandstone Collection of the John Young Museum of Art Photographer: Brandon Ng. Courtesy University of Hawai‘i Art Galleries

Architectural relief, Angkor, 11th-13th century, sandstone
Collection of the John Young Museum of Art
Photographer: Brandon Ng. Courtesy University of Hawai‘i Art Galleries

March 6 – May 6, 2016
John Young Museum of Art, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Fragments & Empire examines Cambodian (or Khmer) art of the Angkor Empire, which dominated much of mainland Southeast Asia from the ninth through the fifteenth centuries. It includes examples of sandstone architectural fragments, ceremonial bronzes, and stoneware vessels associated with the styles of the imperial capital as well as their transmission into peripheral regions in modern-day northeastern Thailand.

This exhibition highlights and brings together for the first time the collection of Cambodian art from the John Young Museum of Art (JYMA) and a significant portion of John Young’s collection from the Honolulu Museum of Art (HMA). It offers an opportunity to study the historical works as a comprehensive collection. Twenty-four artworks from the JYMA and eleven digital images from the HMA are featured. The digital images will be viewable on electronic tablets.

This exhibition is curated by Kristin Remington as part of her MA thesis in South and Southeast Asian art history, Department of Art + Art History, UH Mānoa.

SPONSORS:
John Young Museum of Art, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Honolulu Museum of Art
Department of Art + Art History, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Student Activity and Program Fee Board, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Gallery hours:
Mon. – Fri. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or by appointment
Closed: Sat. – Sun.; Spring Break, Mar. 21–24; Prince Kūhiō Day & Good Friday, Mar. 25.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply.

SPECIAL EVENTS:
All events are free and open to the public.
Location for all events: John Young Museum of Art, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Sunday, March 6, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Opening reception
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Gallery walk-through with Kristin Remington, curator,
Fragments & Empire

Friday, March 11, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lecture: A Heritage of Ruins: The Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia and Their Conservation, by Dr. William R. Chapman, Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and Professor, Department of American Studies, UHM

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Film Screening & Discussion: Phnom Penh, Rescue Archaeology: The Body and the Lens in the City
Discussion to follow by Dr. Jaimey Hamilton Faris, Associate Professor of Art History and Critical Theory, UHM, and
Dr. Paul Lavy, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art History, UHM

Sunday, April 10, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: John Young, Artist as Collector, with Roger Bellinger, Co-Founder of the John Young Foundation and Victor Kobayashi, Professor Emeritus and Founding Dean of Outreach College, UHM

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