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Emperors’ Treasures Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei

Jun 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am - Sep 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Emperors' Treasures
Behold a treasure trove of emperors’ prized possessions, including artworks they themselves created.
Passed from dynasty to dynasty and once sheltered in Beijing’s Forbidden City, these masterpieces of Chinese art were spirited away to Taiwan amid conflict and now reside in the National Palace Museum, Taipei.
Discover more than 150 objects from one of the world’s greatest collections of Chinese art, more than half of which will be on view in the U.S. for the first time. Rarely seen outside the court at the time of their creation, these artworks inherited an aura of mystery that has fueled an enduring fascination. Characterized by their extraordinary splendor, beauty and richness, these objects represent the highlights of China’s artistic accomplishments.Through exquisite paintings, ceramics, jades and more, Emperors’ Treasures explores the identities of nine rulers who reigned from the 12th through 20th centuries. By examining each ruler’s contribution to the arts and the eras’ changing styles, this exhibition reveals how emperors’ personal tastes shaped the evolution of art in China.

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Start:
Jun 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am
End:
Sep 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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Website:
http://www.asianart.org/exhibitions/emperor-s-treasures

Organizer

Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture
Website:
http://www.asianart.org/

Venue

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Phone:
415-581-3500
Website:
http://www.asianart.org/