Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the Metropolitan Collection

Over the last forty years, the Metropolitan’s collection of Chinese painting and calligraphy has grown to be one of the greatest in the world. Replete with masterpieces dating from the Tang dynasty (608–917) to the present, the collection encompasses the vast historical sweep of the brush arts of China, from meticulous court painting to fiercely brushed dragons to lyrical paintings by scholars.

This exhibition, presented in two rotations, will highlight the gems of the permanent collection in a chronological display, with an emphasis on works from the Song (960–1279) and Yuan (1271–1368) dynasties.

The first rotation is currently on view through April 17, 2016, and the second rotation will be on view from May 7, 2016, through October 11, 2016. 

For more information, please visit the Metropolitan’s website.