Forbes House Museum presents contemporary Longquan Celadon, June 9-14, 2019

Forbes House Museum | 215 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186

Boston Longquan Celadon Exhibition

A special exhibition to celebrate the Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, the oldest in North America and the largest Asian cultural festival in New England.


Sunday, June 9 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm | Members Reception | RSVP

Monday, June 10 | 1:00 – 5:00 pm | Meet the Artists

Tuesday, June 11 |  1:00 – 7:00 pm | Exhibition Open

Wednesday, June 12 | 1:00 – 7:00 pm | Exhibition Open

Thursday, June 13 | 1:00 – 5:00 pm | Exhibition Open

Friday, June 14 | 10:00 – 12:00 noon | Exhibition Open

Longquan is a small city in Southeast China’s Zhejiang Province known for excellence in crafting two things: swords and celadon porcelain. Celadon production reached its peak during the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Since then, Longquan has maintained a reputation for producing uniquely beautiful and high-quality ceramics. In 2009, the traditional firing technique of Longquan celadon was listed among the Masterpieces of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

The Forbes House Museum’s exhibit includes 80 pieces of celadon artwork created by some of the top contemporary artisans in the country. Longquan’s signature porcelain has a blue-green or gray-green hue, created using unique glaze recipes and complicated and precise firing techniques that were first introduced nearly two thousand years ago.

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Harvard University's Asia-Related Resources