Provincial Elegance: Chinese Antiques Donated in Honor of Houghton “Buck” Freeman

This exhibition runs Wednesday, April 4, 2012 through Sunday, May 27, 2012

Provincial Elegance

This intriguing and varied array of antiques provides a window into the lives of well-off people in late nineteenth century China. Ancestor portraits, furniture, wood sculptures, delicate bamboo cases, cleverly wrought brass braziers and more -- intriguing forms and attractive decorations help them transcend mere utility. This donation represents another instance of the spirit that Buck Freeman’s generosity instilled in generations of Wesleyan students.