Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History, has been selected to deliver the 68th annual A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts in 2019 by The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art. 

Part of a six-part lecture series, entitled End as Beginning: Chinese Art and Dynastic Time, Prof. Wu held his first lecture - "The Emergence of Dynastic Time in Chinese Art" - on Sunday, March 31st in the East Building Auditorium at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.  In his lectures, Prof. Wu explores the narratives of Chinese art and their relationship to artistic production.  He also reflects on a series of questions: How did dynastic time emerge and permeate writing on traditional Chinese art?  How did it enrich and redefine itself in specific historical contexts?  How did it interact with temporalities in different historical, religious, and political systems?  How did narratives based on dynastic time respond to and inspire artistic creation?

Prof. Wu's next lecture within the series entitled, "Reconfiguring the World: The First Emperor's Art Projects" was held on April 7th.

For more information on these lectures, click here