Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies

Metamorphosis: The Collaboration Between Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum and the Suzhou Embroiderers
Graceful Branch Movement, silk embroidery, 72 x 30, 2011, Robert Glenn Ketchum

Metamorphosis: The Collaboration Between Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum and the Suzhou Embroiderers

September 14-December 9; Closed October 22-25 and November 21-28, 2011
Daily, 12-4 except closed Mondays

For over two decades, American photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum and Suzhou Master Embroiderer Meifang Zhang have collaborated to create transcendent embroideries based on Ketchum’s photographs of American nature. The success of that collaboration makes Metamorphosis a visual experience you will never forget, featuring silk embroideries that celebrate a unique vision of the natural world. The exhibition will be the international debut of the six foot tall embroidery Graceful Branch Movement just completed by Zhang’s Suzhou Embroidery Art Innovation Center (SEAIC) in China.

Opening and Gallery Talk

September 14, 12 noon

A luncheon buffet will be served

 

Lecture

Robert Glenn Ketchum

September 15, 4:30 PM