National Treasures—Select Masterpieces of Painting and Calligraphy
The hundreds of thousands of artworks at the National Palace Museum in Taipei are classified into three groups based on their cultural significance and artistic achievement. The three groups are “National Treasures”, “Significant Antiquities”, and “General Antiquities”. As of July 2017, a total of 184 “National Treasure” works/sets and 352 “Significant Antiquities” works/sets in the category of painting and calligraphy have been approved and declared.
This exhibition features a selection of 45 works of painting and calligraphy, of which 34 are “National Treasures” and 11 are “Significant Antiquities”. They include representative examples by Wang Xizhi (303–361), Han Gan (8th c.), Zhao Ji (1082–1135), Zhao Mengfu (1254–1322), Dai Jin (1388–1462), Tang Yin (1470–1524), Wang Hui (1632–1717), among others.
The exhibition is through December 25, 2017. The National Palace Museum in Taipei is open all year round from 8:30 to 18:30, or 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
You may view additional artworks at the National Palace Museum’s website: