Arts of China

25 Oct 2019 – 31 Jan 2020

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11:00 – 20:00
11:00 – 20:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00
11:00 – 18:00

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Our comprehensive collection of Chinese art spans more than five thousand years of Chinese artistic accomplishment, and boasts a diversity of art forms including jades, bronzes, lacquer, sculpture, painting, and calligraphy.


 This fall, we open our newly reinstalled galleries for our renowned Arts of China collection, featuring recent acquisitions, new commissions, and rarely seen historical treasures. Our large collection of cloisonné enamels, many from the Chinese imperial collection, are featured, along with masterpieces of bronze such as a Shang dynasty ritual vessel (gong) and a Han dynasty goose. Also on view are a selection of ceramics, including our world-famous Yuan dynasty Wine Jar with Fish and Aquatic Plants, widely acknowledged to be one of the finest blue-and-white porcelains in the Western hemisphere. 

Since 2014, we have worked to expand our holdings of contemporary painting and sculpture by Chinese artists, culminating in the acquisition of over fifty works from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including new commissions that spark dialogue with objects from our historical collection. Highlights include experimental ink painting by Sun Xun, Zheng Chongbin, Tai Xiangzhou, Zhang Jian-Jun, Bingyi, Peng Wei, and others.


Susan L. Beningson


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