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 of Painting and Calligraphy.” On display in Gallery 210, this year’s exhibit includes a total of 26 works of painting and calligraphy in the “National Treasure” category by such masters as Wang Xizhi (303–361) of the Eastern Jin dynasty; Yan Liben (?–673), Emperor Xuanzong (Li Longji, 685–762), and Xu Hao (703–782) of the Tang; Fan Kuan (ca. 950–ca. 1031), Yi Yuanji (latter half of the 11th c.), Su Shi (1037–1101), Mi Fu (1051–1107), Emperor Gaozong (Zhao Gou, 1107–1187), Xiao Zhao (12th c.), Xia Gui (fl. 1195–1224), and Ma Lin (fl. 1195–1264) of the Song; Wu Yuanzhi (fl. 1149–1189) of the Jin; and Xianyu Shu (1246–1302) and Zhao Mengfu (1254–1322) of the Yuan. Each work holds a unique place in the history of Chinese art, making this exhibition again a highlight of the year.
The exhibit includes works further classified by the National Palace Museum as “restricted,” meaning they can only be displayed for a brief period of time. These “restricted” works have therefore been further divided into two rotations, the first one from October 4 to November 14 and the second from November 15 to December 25. Such a major presentation of masterpieces is an event not to be missed, offering audiences a rare opportunity to appreciate the beauty and significance of national treasures of Chinese art in greater detail.
The exhibition is through December 25, 2018. The National Palace Museum in Taipei is open all year round from 8:30 to 18:30, or 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
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Source: National Palace Museum