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Current Exhibitions

 

Collecting the Past: Scholarsí Taste in Chinese Art

21 Mar 2017 to 22 Oct 2017

This display features a range of Chinese paintings created by scholar-artists since the 18th century.

Gallery 11 | Admission Free | More Info

Beyond the Brush: Abstract Ink Paintings since 1960

4 Apr 2017 to 28 Aug 2017

Explore the abstract ink paintings created by leading Chinese artists, all members of the Fifth Moon Group – regarded as a forerunner of the modern art movement in Taiwan in the 1960s.

Gallery 29 | Admission Free | More Info

The Needles Excellency

25 Apr 2017 to 4 Jun 2017

Contemporary work inspired by 17th-century English embroidery in the Ashmolean collection, including caskets and picture panels stitched in a variety of silks and metal threads using a number of raised work techniques.

Education Centre Foyer | Admission Free

Chinese Coins from the Scholarís Study

25 Apr 2017 to 24 Sep 2017

Chinese coins illustrate the evolution of Chinese writing from the seal script to modern cursive. Chinese scholars collected coins for their aesthetic quality which sometimes bore the calligraphy of an emperor.

Gallery 7 | Admission Free | More Info