Cheat Sheet, Dream of the Red Chamber, Of Us and Art: The 100 Videos Project, Episode 84

In the Spring of 2016, Ann Waltner, Professor of History, University of Minnesota; Kathleen Ryor, Professor of Art History, Carleton College; and Karil Kucera, Associate Professor of Art History, St. Olaf College visited the Minneapolis Institute of Art to discuss…

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In the Spring of 2016, Ann Waltner, Professor of History, University of Minnesota; Kathleen Ryor, Professor of Art History, Carleton College; and Karil Kucera, Associate Professor of Art History, St. Olaf College visited the Minneapolis Institute of Art to discuss objects from the museum’s collection in the context of the novel, The Dream of the Red Chamber.

One of China’s greatest classical novels—as famous in China as Romeo and Juliet is in the West—recounts the love triangle between a young nobleman and two very different women: one his spiritual soulmate, the other a beautiful heiress.

San Francisco Opera will present Dream of the Red Chamber as part of the Company’s 2016–17 Season.

Cheat’s Handkerchief, c. 1860
Unknown artist, China
Silk
GIFT OF SYDNEY L. MOSS LTD. ORIENTAL ART 99.144

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