The Muban Educational Trust: 20 Years of Support for Chinese Woodblock Printing

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

The muban multi-color printing process, perfected in the early 17th century, allows for vivid, finely-detailed prints that closely mimic painting. Though the late Ming - early Qing Dynasty is largely seen as woodblock printing's "golden age", this centuries-old art form continues to thrive in China's contemporary art scene as today's artists experiment with new subject matter, techniques, and applications. Guest speaker David Barker will give an introduction to the history of color woodblock printing in China as well as the Muban Educational Trust's work preserving the Chinese woodblock printing tradition. 


UCLA Bunche Hall Room 10383