Museum Lecture: Professor Trian Nguyen

Olin Arts Center, Olin 104
75 Russell Street
Lewiston, Maine 04240
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Please join us for a lecture from Art and Visual Culture and Asian Studies Professor Trian Nguyen. Nguyen will lecture on his research of Yao Shaman art and objects in the Bates Museum of Art collection, including the set of 18 paintings, a large ritual robe, ceremonial wooden and paper masks, and several instruments used by Yao-Daoist shamanic priests in their traditional rituals. This research is part of his current book project on the Yao cultural and religious artifacts. Prof. Nguyen’s research with the museum’s collection inspired him to design new courses around the collection and was made possible by a Bates Museum Faculty Scholar Course Release Grant.