Wednesday, 25 August 2010

The Yuan Revolution: Art and Dynastic Change

Exhibition in the MET in New York
August 21, 2010–January 9, 2011
Galleries for Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, 2nd floor, north wing

Unidentified Artist. Lotus and Water Birds (detail), ca. 1300. Pair of hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk; Each: 54 5/8 x 25 5/16 in. (138.7 x 66.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1988 (1988.155).

Organized to complement the Museum's major loan exhibition The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty, this installation in the Museum's permanent galleries for Chinese painting and calligraphy traces the momentous stylistic transformation in painting and calligraphy that began under Mongol rule and culminated in the literati traditions of the early Ming. The exhibit will showcase some seventy Yuan and early Ming works of art from New York–area private and public collections.

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