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    Silhouette of a Great Master—A Retrospective of Zhang Daqian’s Art

    Zhang Daqian (1899–1983) was a native of Neijiang in Sichuan and had the personal name Yuan. He also went by the style name Jiyuan and was known as Daqian (Dai-chien) Jushi, the name of his studio being Dafeng Hall (Hall of Big Wind). As a child he began to learn painting from his mother Zeng […]

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    Palace Museum in Beijing Illuminated for Lantern Festival

    The Lantern Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunar calendar. It marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations. During the Lantern Festival, children go out at night carrying paper lanterns and solve riddles on the lanterns. This year, the Lantern Festival falls […]

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    Treasured Raft—Calligraphies and Paintings of Dong Qichang

    Shanghai Museum is hosting a special exhibition dedicated to Dong Qichang (1555–1636). The 154 calligraphies and paintings by Dong or other artists come from Shanghai Museum, as well as fifteen other institutions such as the Palace Museum in Beijing, Zhejiang Provincial Museum in Hangzhou, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Tokyo National Museum. […]

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    Unrivaled Calligraphy: Yan Zhenqing and His Legacy

    The long-awaited special exhibition—Unrivaled Calligraphy: Yan Zhenqing and His Legacy—just opened today at the Tokyo National Museum in Japan. During the Tang dynasty of China (618–907), three great calligraphers—Ouyang Xun, Yu Shinan, and Chu Suiliang—perfected the style known as “standard script.” While inheriting the tradition they established, Yan Zhenqing (709–785) succeeded in establishing his own style […]

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    Of a Feather Flocking Together: Birds, Flowers, and Fruits in Melodic Harmony

    Happy New Year! A new exhibition on bird-and-flower painting just started today at the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Birds have been an intimate part of people’s lives throughout history. Whether found in mountain forests or remote wetlands, encountered on walks in urban parks or along the road, or even seen around the home, birds appear […]

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    Splendors of Liangxi at Wuxi Museum

    In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the opening of its new building, Wuxi Museum is hosting a special exhibition called “Splendors of Liangxi (梁溪折桂)”. Liangxi, or the Liang Stream, is a river that runs across Wuxi and connects Lake Tai with the Grand Canal. Situated on the northeastern border of Lake Tai, Wuxi, like […]

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    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Receives Transformative Gift from Collector Wan-go Weng

    BOSTON (December 13, 2018)—The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), announces today that it has received the largest and most significant gift of Chinese paintings and calligraphy in the Museum’s history: the Wan-go H. C. Weng (翁萬戈) Collection, comprising 183 objects that were acquired by and passed down through six generations of a single family. […]

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    Another Look at National Treasures: Select Masterpieces of Painting and Calligraphy

    Last year, the National Palace Museum in Taipei organized a special exhibition of “National Treasures: Select Masterpieces of Painting and Calligraphy.” Due to popular demand, the Museum is once again holding this exhibition at its northern branch with a completely new rotation of works under the title of “Another Look at National Treasures: Select Masterpieces […]

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