Come to Belk Pavilion’s lobby on Tuesday, April 3, at 5:15 p.m. to see the opening of the new art exhibit, "The Sacred and Secular as Shown through Chinese Material History."
Come to Belk Pavilion’s lobby on Tuesday, April 3, at 5:15 p.m. to see the opening of the new art exhibit, “The Sacred and Secular as Shown through Chinese Material History.”
This exhibit is the second iteration of a four-part collaborative showcase between the Elon Collections, the Department of History and Geography’s Chinese study abroad course led by faculty members Honglin Xiao and Xiaolin Duan, and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.
Tied together by the running themes of the “Sacred and Secular,” this exhibit designed and installed by Elon students Alyssa Caffrey, Lauren Fisher and Lindsay Malari displays the breadth of these distinct material histories in China and highlights the overlapping interactions between the two.
From everyday artifacts that would likely have been casual possessions of their original owners to objects that are irreplaceable components of venerated rituals, the materials culled from China’s ancient past and contemporary moment are as undeniably diverse as the depth of this region’s history.
The display case in Belk Pavilion lobby will showcase a selection of rotating material objects. The art exhibit debut reception will include an introduction by the student curators who designed the exhibit and some of Duan’s students sharing about the pieces they purchased or researched.
The reception will have light refreshments and is open to public.