Teaching with Asian Art: Illustrating Professor Kramer’s Textbook

Teaching with Asian Art: Illustrating Professor Kramer’s Textbook

Feb. 2019 - Dec. 2019

Special Collections & College Archives

Professor Frank Kramer, Class of 1914, taught a popular Fine Arts elective designed to teach students how to examine jade, ivory, embroidered textiles, lacquer, and porcelain with the eye of a collector. Kramer allowed students to handle and analyze pieces from his extensive personal collection. In 1958 Kramer finished writing a textbook customized for the class. Many of the pieces displayed in this exhibit were discussed in the text and are remembered by students who took the class.