• Emperors’ Treasures Travel to Houston Museum of Fine Arts

    Emperors’ Treasures Travel to Houston Museum of Fine Arts

    Following a successful exhibition at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Emperors’ Treasures have traveled to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. The masterpieces from the National Palace Museum in Taipei highlight the artistic and cultural contributions of imperial rulers in China, from the Song dynasty to the Qing dynasty. More than 160 works […]

  • Diligence and Intelligence: Song and Yuan Calligraphy and Paintings from Private Collections

    Diligence and Intelligence: Song and Yuan Calligraphy and Paintings from Private Collections

    After three years of preparation, the Long Museum in Shanghai is hosting an exhibition of Song and Yuan calligraphy and paintings from private collections. Titled “Diligence and Intelligence”, the exhibition features more than 80 pieces of artworks from the 11th to 14th century, including paintings by the Song emperor Huizong and court artist Ma Yuan. […]

  • Wu Zhen: Manual of Ink Bamboo

    Wu Zhen: Manual of Ink Bamboo

    The National Palace Museum in Taipei presents Wu Zhen’s Manual of Ink Bamboo (吳鎮墨竹譜). Wu Zhen, a native of Jiaxing (south of Shanghai and Suzhou), was good at poetry and prose while excelling at painting and calligraphy, becoming known as one of the Four Yuan Masters, which also include Huang Gongwang, Ni Zan, and Wang […]

  • Xu Bing: Book from the Sky

    Xu Bing: Book from the Sky

    The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin presents Xu Bing: Book from the Sky, a monumental installation by celebrated Chinese artist Xu Bing (徐冰, b.1955). Regarded as one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century Chinese art, Book from the Sky ushered in the avant-garde movement in post-Mao era China. It also […]

  • Emperors’ Treasures at Asian Art Museum

    Emperors’ Treasures at Asian Art Museum

    The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco is hosting a special exhibition of “Emperors’ Treasures”, which include more than 150 Chinese artworks from the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Rarely seen outside the court at the time of their creation, these artworks inherited an aura of mystery that has fueled an enduring fascination. Characterized by […]

  • Painting with Words: Gentleman Artists of the Ming Dynasty

    Painting with Words: Gentleman Artists of the Ming Dynasty

    Poetry, painting, and calligraphy: Known as the “Three Perfections,” these genres were regarded as the ultimate expressions of Chinese literati culture during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Members of the Wu School, centered on the affluent city of Suzhou and nearby towns, earned admiration for their interpretations of these art forms. Painting with Words celebrates Wu […]

  • 11th Century Chinese Calligraphy Letter Sold for 207 Million Yuan

    11th Century Chinese Calligraphy Letter Sold for 207 Million Yuan

    A 124-character letter written by a renowned Chinese scholar during the Song dynasty nearly 1,000 years ago fetched a price of 207 million yuan ($32m) at an auction in Beijing on May 15, 2016. It is not the first time that this letter has appeared in auctions – seven years ago it was sold for 108.6 million […]

  • Splendid Finds from the Haihunhou Cemetery

    Splendid Finds from the Haihunhou Cemetery

    The Capital Museum of China in Beijing is currently hosting a special exhibition of the excavations from the Haihunhou Cemetery, the best-preserved royal tombs of the Western Han dynasty ever discovered in China. The cemetery is located in Nanchang in southeastern China’s Jiangxi province.Jade seals found in the main tomb suggest that the owner is […]

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