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Candelabra Chronicles: Unveiling Japan-Europe Trade in the Edo Period

  • 15 May 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Birmingham Museum of Art

Birmingham Museum of Art will host an ArtBreak with UAB Curatorial Fellow Liz Casement. Liz will be delving into the fascinating history and craftsmanship of a pair of exquisite candelabras, currently on view in our Asian gallery. These candelabras not only highlight the opulent artistry of late 18th-century French aristocracy but also reveal the intricate trade dynamics between Japan and Europe during the Edo period. Liz will explore the blend of Rococo and Neoclassical styles embodied in these objects, making this ArtBreak a captivating journey through time and cultures. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore the cross-cultural influences and exceptional artistry of these magnificent pieces.

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