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Man from China. Painted mural. Maybe in Minneapolis.
December 13, 2011 12:33 PM   Subscribe

A question about a mural supposedly painted by a man from China at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

I visited the Minneapolis Institute of Arts last December. One of the period reproduction rooms included a chinoiserie-type mural. As far as I can remember, the detail said that a pastor (?) brought a man from China to paint the mural authentically. I had taken notes then which I have since lost. I have been trying to confirm the existence of this mural, and the details of it online, but am having no luck! I think I do not quite have the right search terms for google or the institute's site. Help me find out more about it please!
posted by typewriter to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
 
I'm going to the MIA this weekend. Do you remember which specific period room it is? I can take a look and report back.
posted by Think_Long at 12:36 PM on December 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


The MIA regularly does online Q&A sessions with its curators, advertised on their Facebook page. You may want to join one of those.
posted by look busy at 1:00 PM on December 13, 2011


I think you're referring to the wallpaper in gallery 328. I seem to recall it was hand painted in China.

I used to work on their web site and I'm kind of embarrassed that I can't find it on there :/
posted by advicepig at 1:06 PM on December 13, 2011


OK, I've redeemed myself.

The MacFarlane Memorial Room
posted by advicepig at 1:11 PM on December 13, 2011


and way more info about the wall paper from the docent manual
posted by advicepig at 1:14 PM on December 13, 2011


The MacFarlane room was the one I was thinking it was going to be, just couldn't remember the name. GO MSP!
posted by Think_Long at 1:16 PM on December 13, 2011


Oh, metafilter, you are amazing. That is indeed the one I was thinking of. Thank you all!!
posted by typewriter at 1:35 PM on December 13, 2011


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