Asian Studies Program Sponsors Visit to the MIA

On April 26, 2007 over 80 members of the CSB/SJU community, including students, faculty and staff toured the Asian galleries at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) as guests of Dr. Matthew Welch, the curator of Japanese and Korean art at the MIA. The group was divided into three teams, and tours were led by Dr. Welch, SJU Artist is Residence Richard Bresnahan, Political Science Professor Manju Parikh and History Professor Brendan Larocque. Architecture featured prominently on the tours, as the Japanese Tea House and the Suzhou Scholar’s Studio, among other structures, were explained in great detail. Before visiting the MIA, the group was treated to a dinner at Tea House restaurant in Plymouth, where authentic Sichuan style food was presented and devoured by the group.