June 29, 2014
Sunday, June 29th, 1:00pm
Speaker Stan Silverman
The discussion will explore attributes of luck and its various influences in our lives. Excerpts from research for Stan Silverman’s second book, Mazel, will provide the basis of this lecture. Topics will include definitions of luck, numerology, cultural and religious symbols of luck, luck vs. skill, nature and nurture in the entertainment industry, and the part serendipity played in medical discoveries.
A native of Baltimore, Stan Silverman has been a practicing psychotherapist for a number of years. His first book, “Shadows and Echoes,” provided an autobiographical review, beginning with his childhood in the 1950′s, a tumultuous and transformational decade not only for the country but for himself, as well.
June 22, 2014
Sunday June 22nd, 2014
Due to under-subscription the Museum will NOT be holding a formal tournament this Sunday.
However! There will still be plenty of Mah Jongg play to be had. We’ll also have staff on hand to teach any newbies who want to learn how to play.
For more information, contact Trillion Attwood at (410) 732 6400 x215 or email@example.com.
June 8, 2014
Sunday, June 8th, 1:00pm
Speaker Robert Mintz of The Walters Art Gallery
This talk explores the Chinese roots of the popular game. With special focus on the designs and symbols that found their way from traditional Chinese decorative traditions to the surfaces of the game pieces, we will explore the meanings that underlie the distinctive floral patterns found on many mah jongg tiles. From bamboo and orchid to dragons and directional characters, the symbols found on most mah jongg tiles have both literal and associative meanings anchored in Chinese belief and folklore. Knowledge of the associations present in these symbols serves to enhance the experience of playing the game by bringing Chinese thought into the social experience of play.
Robert Mintz is Chief Curator at the Walters Art Museum. He joined the Walters in 2006 as Assistant Curator of Asian Art, with expertise specifically in the study of 18th century Japanese painting. While at the Walters he has developed exhibitions and installations exploring points of intersection between Eastern and Western art.
For more information or to register for any of the programs please contact Trillion Attwood on 410-732-6400 ext.215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.