Europe and Asia: Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Early Modern Period

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Hosted by  Jennifer Hallam
Film Producer, Professor, content writer
Experience highlights
In the sixteenth century and seventeenth centuries, European trade missions created new contacts between West and East that impacted arts and culture as much as they did politics and economics. In this experience, we will look at works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art to explore stylistic and formal exchanges between countries like the Netherlands, England, Portugal, China, Japan, and India in the early modern period. We will also look to visual art and objects to find clues about the ways in which cultures, East and West, used and valued the goods they exchanged. Finally, we will examine how foreigners expressed perceptions of the "other" through visual imagery and how those impressions may have changed over time as the unfamiliar became more familiar, tastes shifted, and borders opened and closed. You'll leave the experience with new knowledge of cross-cultural exchanges and a whole new way of seeing. Notes on the examined works will be available to you on the day of the visit.


This experience requires a minimum of 4 persons to proceed. If your booking is for fewer than the minimum number, we'll confirm your place 2 days before the start of the experience.
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1000 Fifth Avenue

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Hosted by  Jennifer Hallam
Film Producer, Professor, content writer
About the expert
A scholar and producer, I am passionate about learning, thinking, and teaching. As an art historian, I study visual culture as a locus for gender construction and identity formation. As a producer, I am committed to projects with historical import and social impact.
50
Hosted by  Jennifer Hallam
Film Producer, Professor, content writer
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