Follow up on your resolution to expand your horizons when you check out the latest exhibit at Crow Museum of Asian Art. The Art of Lacquer is an engaging display of lacquerware unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Make plans to see it on Sunday, January 6th.
The Art of Lacquer introduces lacquerware objects from the museum’s collections to showcase one of the most enduring and distinctive forms of craftsmanship in the world. Lacquerware objects are light and water resistant. They are also durable and can last for centuries; lacquer artifacts have been found in tombs from as long as 3,000 years ago.
Made from hardened tree sap, the process and techniques used to create lacquer objects are lengthy and at times precarious. Raw, liquid lacquer is extracted from lacquer trees (Toxicodendron vernicifluum, formerly Rhus verniciflua) found throughout East and Southeast Asia. The sap is collected by cutting the bark of the tree and scraping off the liquid as it oozes out. Afterwards, the liquid is subjected to a range of recipes and painstaking application techniques.
This exhibition will showcase lacquerware from the Crow Museum of Asian Art that features historical figures, scholars, floral motifs, and a variety of auspicious symbols. Some pieces are coated with more than a hundred layers of lacquer and then carved to reveal a detailed relief. Others demonstrate meticulous applications of mother-of-pearl to produce scenes with the scope of landscape paintings. Still others are painstakingly decorated with gold and silver powders.
Spend an afternoon swooning over one of the oldest art forms at The Art of Lacquer at Crow Museum of Asian Art. Best of all, admission is free!
Even though The Mitchell Loft, the premier apartments in Dallas, Texas, provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!
Sunday, January 6, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Crow Museum of Asian Art
2010 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201