Memphis Brooks Museum of Art / 1934 Poplar Ave. October 23 - May 31st

For nearly a millennium, China has produced blue-and-white porcelains coveted far and wide—from the sultans of the Ottoman Empire to European royalty. These porcelain wares were distributed across the world through the Maritime Silk Road and inspired potters globally to emulate this style. China Blues focuses on the fashion for blue and white ware, synonymous with exquisite quality and royal patronage, and explores the cross-cultural exchange between Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The exhibition is curated by Joy Beckman, Professor and George S. Parker II Chair in Art History, and Director of the Wright Museum of Art, Wisconsin.

Major support provided by the E. Rhodes and Leona Carpenter Foundation.

All exhibitions at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art are underwritten by the MBMA Exhibition Fund.

Major annual support is provided by Mary Lee Copp Formanek and Maggie and Milton Lovell, with generous annual funding from Anonymous, Gloria and Kenneth Boyland, Deborah and Bob Craddock, Michael and Maria Douglass, Harry Goldsmith, Eleanor and William Halliday, Debi and Galen Havner, Buzzy Hussey and Hal Brunt, Jay and Kristen Keegan, Dr. James Patterson, Dr. Rushton Patterson, Carl and Valerie Person, and Bill Townsend.