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Pottery demonstration as part of Oriental Adventure, August 20–26, 1977

Pottery demonstration as part of Oriental Adventure, August 20–26, 1977. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

Throwback Thursday: Oriental Adventure in 1977

August 24, 2017

Between August 20 and 26, 1977, the Albright-Knox’s education department organized a series of Chinese pottery and calligraphy demonstrations in conjunction with the exhibition Far Eastern Art in Upstate New York. As part of the demonstrations, museum visitors could try their hands at painting, clay modeling, and printmaking techniques similar to those used to create works in the exhibition.

Participants in an Oriental Adventure workshop, August 20–26, 1977

Participants in an Oriental Adventure workshop, August 20–26, 1977. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

Participant in an Oriental Adventure workshop, August 20–26, 1977

Participant in an Oriental Adventure workshop, August 20–26, 1977. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

Calligraphy demonstration as part of Oriental Adventure, August 20–26, 1977

Calligraphy demonstration as part of Oriental Adventure, August 20–26, 1977. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

Participants in an Oriental Adventure workshop, August 20–26, 1977

Participants in an Oriental Adventure workshop, August 20–26, 1977. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

An instructor and a participant in an Oriental Adventure workshop, August 20–26, 1977

An instructor and a participant in an Oriental Adventure workshop, August 20–26, 1977. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

Participants in an Oriental Adventure workshop, August 20–26, 1977

Participants in an Oriental Adventure workshop, August 20–26, 1977. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

Oriental Adventure participants visit the related exhibition, Far Eastern Art in Upstate New York

Oriental Adventure participants visit the related exhibition, Far Eastern Art in Upstate New York. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

Far Eastern Art in Upstate New York featured 141 works of art and artifacts from China, Japan, and Korea, spanning over four thousand years. It was the second in a series of cooperatively organized exhibitions drawing from the collections of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute in Utica, the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, and the Albright-Knox.

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