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Journeys: Mapping the Earth and Mind in Chinese Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition runs through August 26, 2007.

February 10, 2007 12:00am to August 26, 2007 12:00am

Featuring more than 60 works dating from the 12th to the 21st century, this exhibition explores the theme of journeys both real and imagined. Depictions of real journeys range from intimate scenes of individual departures and returns to grand imperially commissioned panoramas of royal inspection tours and extravagantly detailed maps of the Yangzi River and Grand Canal. But Chinese artists have more often been inspired by journeys of the mind: roaming through the mountains or escaping to wilderness retreats or utopian paradises that can provide refuge, if only vicariously, from challenging realities. Contemporary artists have extended these themes, embarking on new journeys through transformations of traditional art forms.


Friday 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Monday Closed**
Tuesday 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Closed Mondays
$20 recommended for adults, $15 recommended for senior citizens (65 and older), $10 recommended for students
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