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One of the Ten Kings of Hell; China; 15th-16th century; Hanging scroll, ink and colors on silk; H. 136.3 × W. 93.2 cm; Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 2002.57
Art Talk Live: Race and Gender in Heaven and Hell
This talk centers on One of the Ten Kings of Hell from the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) China, which will be on view at Gallery 2740 in June. The discussion aims to shed light on how gender and a sense of otherness have shaped the images of hell in the context of the unique vision of the afterlife presented in East Asian Buddhist art.

Led by:
Seung Hee Oh, Graduate Student Intern, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art

This talk is part of a series inspired by ReFrame, a museum-wide initiative to reimagine the function, role, and future of the university art museum. These talks examine difficult histories, foreground untold stories, and experiment with new approaches to the collections of the Harvard Art Museums, reflecting the concerns of our world today.


This talk will take place online via Zoom. Free admission, but registration is required. To register, please complete the form below.

May 24, 2022 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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