Featuring photographs of the 300-year-old Yin Yu Tang home that was moved, piece by piece, from the Huang Village in China to the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts. The March 27 musical performance of the Kronos Quartet and soloist Wu-Man in the DeBartolo Performing Art Center features a commissioned work of music inspired by this ancient structure.
Drawing on the metaphors embodied by Yin Yu Tang of displacement and migration, the personal and private versus the public and formal, A Chinese Home explores China’s evolving identity through works ranging from photographs of the home, folk tunes to electronic music, enhanced with staging and video elements .
Admission is free. Exhibit will run from March 14 through April 25, 2010.