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A Day on the Grand Canal with the Emperor of China

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art will screen "A Day on the Grand Canal with the Emperor of China".

February 8, 2011 2:00pm to 12:00am

The Museum presents documentary and feature films and videos related to special exhibitions and the permanent collection throughout the year. These films, shown in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium or the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, are free with Museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Topics include artists' biographies and bodies of work, particular creative techniques, art historical movements, events in world history, mythological and iconographic subjects, and other art-related themes. Film programs designed for families and young people are also offered.

Philip Haas, director. British artist David Hockney shares his insights as he compares two Chinese scroll paintings, one of which depicts the Qianlong emperor (46 min.). This film is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Emperor's Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City.

Free with museum admission
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