09.08.2018 - 03.01.2021 Ausstellung

Children to Immortals: Figural Representations in Chinese Art

his exhibition explores sophisticated decorative arts that depict figures dating to late imperial China, from the Song (960–1279) to the Qing (1644–1911) dynasty. Over this thousand-year period, images of humans, legendary figures, and immortals frequently appeared. The first gallery focuses on children, a ubiquitous and long-standing motif expressing the cultural importance of offspring. The second gallery displays scenes from idealized daily life, historical novels, and legends.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art / The Met Fifth Avenue

1000 Fifth Ave, 10028 New York, USA