On the Silk Road and High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture and Commerce at the Norton Museum of Art is exhibiting precious, now-priceless artifacts from the Silk Road, with a focus on cultural hybridity. So a blue fish vase from the Ming Dynasty has bronze curlicues fashioned in a French style. The fine china is exquisite -- one doubts that anything like it could be made in this age.
The exhibit runs September 21 - November 21, 2010 at the Norton Museum of Art (1451 South Olive Avnue, West Palm Beach), which is open from Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Second Thursday of each month: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.) Admission costs $12 or less. For more info, call (561) 832-5196, or visit www.norton.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.; Sundays, 1 p.m. Starts: Sept. 2. Continues through Nov. 21, 2010