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New Chinese Galleries
February 3, 2019 - February 3, 2021
Tomb Guardian Creatures (Zhenmushou)
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building
New Chinese Galleries
February 3, 2019 - February 3, 2021

4,000 years of Chinese art

Rediscover four thousand years of the art of China in our newly reimagined and reinstalled Chinese galleries. Go deeper into the stories behind the objects, grouped thematically in four eye-opening sections: Belief in the Afterlife, Nature and Self-Cultivation, Exchanges with the West, and Order in the Imperial Court.

The new installation features recently conserved works, improved lighting, and a wide variety of objects, including a stunning collection of costumes and textiles, photographs, and contemporary art on view together for the first time.

Sponsors

The reinstallation of the Museum’s galleries of Chinese Art was made possible by E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Hannah L. Henderson, Marguerite Lenfest, Maxine de S. Lewis, June and Simon K.C. Li, Joan F. Thalheimer, Andrea Baldeck, M.D., Sueyun and Gene Locks, Peter A. Benoliel and Willo Carey, Barbara B. and Theodore R. Aronson, The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cynthia L. Johnson, Frank S. Bayley, Suzanne F. Boda and George W. Grindahl, Dr. Alan M. and Deena Gu Laties, Peggy Wachs, two anonymous donors, and other generous donors.

Curator

Hiromi Kinoshita, The Hannah L. and J. Welles Henderson Associate Curator of Chinese Art

Location

Galleries 226 & 233–236

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