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Past Events: exhibition
Porcelain letters and fragments of Chinese characters, suspended in midair, mingle in a silent symphony of symbols, open to interpretation and a new reading.
Debuting on November 10th, Ancient Musical Treasures will include a collection of instruments, artwork, and sculpture from Central China. It spans nearly nine thousand years of musical history, including items excavated from the tombs of nobility, and the world’s oldest known instrument. This exhibition is exclusively at MIM and will have to return to China immediately afterward.
Tibetan master calligrapher Jamyang Dorjee Chakrishar’s calligraphic depictions of Buddhist deities often serve as meditation tools, have been exhibited internationally, and are in private collections worldwide. This is his second solo show at Tibet House US. (Exhibition dates: September 15 – November 8, 2017)
The Avenue of the Arts presents the first-ever exhibition dedicated to bapo (or “eight brokens”) painting, a revolutionary artistic genre that emerged in China during the mid-19th century. (Exhibition dates: June 17 - October 29, 2017)
The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) will exhibit a series on Chen Hongshou, a major figure in Chinese painting of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties.