On Sunday, June 21st, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is presenting Sunday at the Met: A Conversation about Chinese Art’s Influence on Western Fashion with Tony Award winning playwright David Henry Hwang and fashion designer Vivienne Tam from 3:00–4:30 p.m. in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located at Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street in New York.
Mr. Hwang and Ms. Tam will discuss the historic and ongoing influence of Chinese aesthetics on Western design with Maxwell K. Hearn, Douglas Dillon Chairman of the Museum’s Department of Asian Art. To set the stage, Andrew Bolton, Curator of China: Through the Looking Glass, will provide an overview of the exhibition. Elizabeth L. Peng, a writer based in New York who specializes in East-West reporting on fashion, will moderate the discussion.
This program is held in conjunction with The Costume Institute exhibition China: Through the Looking Glass, which is on view at the Met through August 16, 2015.
This event is free with Museum admission.
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