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Shanghai Museum

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

I’m just back from my month-long trip, which brought me from twelve days in China to Zagreb, Berlin, Kassel, Paris, Genk (Belgium), and Basel. Pittsburgh feels perfect right now—I’m happy to be home. Before I leave again for the 20th anniversary celebrations and conference at CCS Bard, I wanted to get at least one post up. Here are a few highlights from my visit to the Shanghai Museum. They have a beautiful collection, with especially incredible displays of seals, traditional costume of China’s ethnic minorities, and jade. After so many days of contemporary art, it was deeply refreshing to spend a few hours in these dark, cool galleries, with expertly crafted, soulful objects.