Not of This World

Opening Reception: Not of This World

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 12:00pm
Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery


Opening and Gallery Talk by Curator Patrick Dowdey. 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 the 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.

On display through Friday, December 5, 2014.

Gallery open Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 4pm.

Closed Saturday, October 18 through Tuesday, October 21; and Tuesday, November 25 through Tuesday, December 2, 2014.