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Re-Activating Chinese Antiques

The Newark Museum is currently hosting the exhibition: "Re-Activating Chinese Antiques: 200 BC - 2012 AD".

September 14, 2015 12:00pm to January 1, 2017 5:00pm

The sophistication of ancient Chinese bronze castings and jade carvings and the evolution of different calligraphic scripts have long fascinated Chinese artists and people worldwide. Indeed one ofthe greatest continuing obsessions in Chinese art - today as over the past 3,000 years - is striving to pay homage to immense richness of Chinese cultural traditions and their constant re-invention through living artists of each and every era. For example, the so-called "hundred treasures" (baibao) include symbols of ancient bronze forms, jades, stone chimes and emblems of the four scholarly pursuits: calligraphy, poetry, painting, and music to name just a few. Every succeeding period of Chinese historyo re-creates these honored cultural elements - through courtly arts, decorative arts, religious arts and perhaps more predominately through a scholarly lifestyle of the literati class. In addition to featuring ancient bronze and jade works, this exhibition showcases carvings of ivory, rhinoceros horn, lapis lazuli, malachite, turquoise, amber, amethyst, rock cyrstal and bamboo as well as ceramics, calligraphy and paintings that exemplify centuries of re-inventing and re-activating the ancient arts of China up to the thriving contemporary arts of the twenty-first century.


Funding for this exhibition is provided by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

$12 for adults, &7 for US and Canadian veterans and their families, $7 for seniors, children, and stuents with valid ID, free for children 2 years and younger, members, and Newark residents
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(973) 596-6550