Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies

Our Fall exhibition will open Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Watch for it!!!

A Woman Ghost Looks for Her Man and Finds Him Dead, Okubo Shibutsu (1766-1837), ink with color on paper, Japan, early 19th century.
A Woman Ghost Looks for Her Man and Finds Him Dead, Okubo Shibutsu (1766-1837), ink with color on paper, Japan, early 19th century.

Opening and Gallery Talk with Curator

Wednesday, September 10, 12:00

A luncheon buffet will be served

A ghost woman who searches for her husband, an immortal trapped in a peasant’s body, and a wheel that spins prayers -- East Asian cultures offer artwork woven through with supernatural and mystical elements. These encompass but a portion of the sensory, transcendental imagery in “Not of This World.” Not only aesthetically pleasing, these pieces reveal spiritual worlds filled with love, betrayal, and faith. To inaugurate Wesleyan University’s College of East Asian Studies, students curated this exhibition of the most compelling artworks from our collection. The divine, the uncanny and the surreal all merge into our lived reality in this selection of objects and images. Uncover the hidden stories of East Asia’s religion and folklore to discover a world not entirely of our own.

College of East Asian Studies
Wesleyan University

343 Washington Terrace

Middletown, CT 06459

860-685-2330