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Final Lecture in Reeves Center Lecture Series on March 24

— by on March 14th, 2008

The fifth annual Reeves Center Lecture Series, titled “Silk Road to Clipper Ship,” sponsored by Washington and Lee University’s Reeves Center and Art department will present the third and final lecture on Monday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. The series accompanies the current Watson Pavilion exhibit, Silk Road to Clipper Ship, a exhibition on loan from the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

Dr. Maribeth Graybill, curator of Asian Art at Portland Art Museum, Oregon, will give the final lecture titled “Pots Along the Silk Road.” This lecture is free and open to the public.

The exhibit at Washington and Lee’s Watson Pavilion Silk Road to Clipper Ship: Trade, Changing Markets, and East Asian Ceramics contains more than 50 exemplary objects on display and vividly demonstrates the impact of the exchange of goods, people, and ideas on Chinese potters and their counterparts in Japan over nearly 2,000 years. It is on display until April 12.

“The Silk Road to Clipper Ship exhibit is a wonderful opportunity to view ceramics other than what is on display at the Reeves Center,” said Peter Grover, director of Washington and Lee University Collections.

“Our collection focuses on examples of the European and American trade; this exhibit concentrates on internal and regional trade of ceramics throughout China, Japan and the Middle East.”

The Silk Road to Clipper Ship exhibit in the Watson Pavilion is available for viewing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. When no one is viewing the exhibit, the building is locked. To gain admittance, ask at the adjacent Reeves Center.