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Emperor Ming-huang's Flight to Szechwan
Emperor Ming-huang's Flight to Szechwan
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T'ang Dynasty (618 - 907)
National Palace Museum

Annual Special Exhibition of Treasured Paintings and Calligraphic Works
Gallery 210
2000/10/10 - 2000/11/20

Early Chinese paintings and calligraphy were generally produced on silk or paper.   These materials, as well as many of the pigments used in painting, tend to age rapidly when exposed to light and air.  Accordingly, the National Palace Museum does not display the most fragile paintings in its collection on a regular basis.   Instead, the museum holds an annual, 40-day special exhibition of "Treasured Paintings, and Calligraphic Works."  This exhibition is intended to provide scholars and the general public with opportunity to view some of the museum's rare and precious works of painting and calligraphy while still ensuring their continued preservation.

This year's exhibition includes 20 early works from the T'ang, Five Dynasties, Sung, and Yuan periods.  Hanging scrolls, handscrolls, and album leaves will all be on display.

 

Visions of Compassion: Images of Kuan-yin in Chinese Art Painting and Calligraphy Donated to the National Palace Museum Annual Special Exhibition of Treasured Paintings and Calligraphic Works A Collection of Calligraphy and Paintings
From the Dynasty of Old: A Special Exhibition of the Art of P'u Hsin-yu Masterpieces of Cursive Script Calligraphy Nomadic Waves and Cultural Exchange on the Inner Mongolian Steppe A Special Exhibition of Ch'ing Dynasty Grand Council Archives
Oct - Dec, 2000 Issue  Museum Previous Issues