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    VISUAL ARTS

    Art of Jade

    Presented by at Flint Institute of Arts

    November 19, 2016 - July 30, 2017


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    Art of Jade

    Throughout history, jade has had profound cultural implications in different regions of the world. In ancient Mesoamerican cultures, jade was highly prized and often connected to rulers and spirituality. A wide variety of items, including tools, figurines, and jewelry reflected the strong cosmological and symbolic associations the culture had with this luminous, hard stone. Jade has also been an important artistic material in China for over 6,000 years. During this time, it evolved from serving ritual functions to personal usage.

    Image Credit: Chinese, Qing Dynasty, 1644–1911/12, Pair of Cranes, late 19th century, Jadeite, 14 1/4 inches high, each. Gift of Miss Carol C. Pierson, 2005.193.1-.2


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    1120 E. Kearsley
    Flint, MI 48503

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    Children 12 & under Free
    Adults $7.00
    Students with ID $5.00
    Senior citizens $5.00
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