Triple Treats in Macau: Macao Art Museum with Yeung Chun-tong (楊春棠), Gourmet Lunch at Don Alfonso, and Macau Heritage Walk & Talk with Dr. Francisco Pinheiro
The exhibition, "Beauty & Entirety: Ceramics of the Song Dynasty from the Palace Museum", showcases 187 pieces of exquisite imperial and folk ceramics of the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279 AD) from the Beijing Palace Museum collection. Wares from imperial palaces, made by the five famous (official) kilns of Song, as well as ceramics of distinctive features produced by various folk kilns will be exhibited. The collection offers an overview of ceramics produced at the peak of Chinese ceramic art history.
We are delighted to have Yeung Chun-tong (楊春棠), Director of The University Museum and Art Gallery guide us on a tour of this exhibition. Yeung obtained his BA and MPhil from HKU and has worked at UMAG for 35 years. He is Honorary Associate Professor in the Fine Arts Department of HKU, teaching Chinese Material Culture and Museum Studies.
We will savor a gourmet lunch at Don Alfonso, Macau's two-star Michelin restaurant serving fine Southern Italian cuisine by Chef Alfonso Laccarino.
Dr. Francisco Viseu Pinheiro of the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau in Macau, will guide us on a tour in St. Augustine's Square, including St. Augustine’s Church, Dom Pedro V Theatre and Sir Robert Ho Tung Library. He will also give a presentation on the Macau UNESCO heritage sites and their application to qualify for this prestigious designation.