Saturday, 3 April 2010

From Xanadu to Dadu: The World of Khubilai Khan

The Metropolitan Museum of New York
September 20, 2010–January 2, 2011
The Tisch Galleries, 2nd floor

Dadu or Shangdu ,the city of Khubilai Khan. The palace is in the inner square, lower center.

This exhibition will cover the period from 1215, the year of Khubilai's birth, to 1368, the year of the fall of the Yuan dynasty in China founded by Khubilai Khan, and will feature every art form, including paintings, sculpture, gold and silver, textiles, ceramics, lacquer, and other decorative arts, religious and secular. The exhibition will highlight new art forms and styles generated in China as a result of the unification of China under the Yuan dynasty and the massive influx of craftsmen from all over the vast Mongol empire—with reverberations in Italian art of the fourteenth century.

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