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Rengetsu and Nantenbo: Calligraphy and Context

April 15, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A one-day symposium considering the two artists of Lotus Moon and Nandina Staffopen to the general public and scholars alike. The symposium will look at the work of artists Ōtagaki Rengetsu and Nakahara Nantenbō from multiple perspectives, including Japanese Buddhism, the materiality and functions of the work, the role of literature, and the aesthetics of calligraphy. Speakers include Paul Berry (independent scholar, Kyoto, Japan), Patricia Graham (University of Kansas, Center for East Asian Studies), Ray Kass (artist and collector, Christiansburg, VA), Melissa McCormick (Harvard University), and Morgan Pitelka (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

The symposium is free and open to the public. Registration is required as space is limited.

This event is made possible by the Ackland’s Ruth and Sherman Lee Fund for Asian Art and the Carolina Asia Center.


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April 15, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Ackland Art Museum
Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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