Josh YIU 姚進莊
Seattle Art Museum

Celebrating Chinese Painting and Calligraphy at SAM—An Exhibition without Labels

In summer 2013, the Seattle Asian Art Museum will devote three galleries to feature 18 Chinese paintings and calligraphies, and the exhibition will have minimum labels. Visitors will be directed to the computers in the galleries to find out more information about the works through the newly launched online catalogue, which is sponsored by the J. Paul Getty Foundation. The presentation will feature the prototype of the online catalogue, and emphasize its interactive aspect, so that the voice of the users will be given more prominence. To facilitate online discussion, each entry includes the section 'Questions for Experts/Researchers', and I conclude the presentation with one such question on a Shitao painting in SAM, which bears a possible Bada Shanren seal.