This exhibition was organized by the students in EMSP 2415 “The Art of Global Encounters in the Early Modern Period” and is centered upon selected works of art that are products of cross-cultural exchange and aesthetic hybridity. Each submission raises important questions about the visual cultures of colonialization, marginalization, and cultural appropriation, fetishization and the exotic, ambassadorial missions and the role of the court as a site of exchange, and the reception of Western science in the East.

We invite you to join us and peruse our virtual exhibition. Visit “The Link” hallway between the A&A and NAB buildings at King’s, or head over to the virtual exhibition where you can read essays accompanying the submissions and learn more about aesthetic encounters in the early modern period.