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    Old Collected Letters: An Installation by Liu Jianhua
    Place: Asian Art Museum - San Francisco, 200 Larkin St., California, USA
    Date: Mar 17, 2016 to Apr 30, 2017
    Detail: With Collected Letters, Liu Jianhua, one of China’s foremost installation artists, has created a thought-provoking work of art that blends the classic and contemporary. Commissioned by the Society for Asian Art for our 50th anniversary, Liu’s striking installation links the building’s past as San Francisco’s Main Library with the museum’s distinctly forward-looking mission. It’s almost as if an old book has been plucked off a shelf and shaken out, its shattered sentences ejected and frozen as art.  

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    Old Ancient Arts of China: A 5000 Year Legacy
    Place: Bowers Museum - Santa Ana, 2002 North Main Street, California, USA
    Date: Mar 21, 2016 to Jul 31, 2017
    Detail: Curated by authorities of Chinese history and culture from the Shanghai Museum, this incredible collection portrays the evolution of Chinese art and culture.

    Journey back through 5000 years of Chinese history and follow the efflorescence of arts throughout one of the world\'s oldest living civilizations. From large painted ceramic pots used during the Neolithic period, to sculptures of camels and horses made at the height of the Silk Road, to beautiful embroidered silk court robes and ivory carvings from the 19th century, this exhibition presents the importance of fine art made to be admired during life and depended on in the afterlife.

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    Old MegaCity: India's Culture of the Streets
    Place: The Peabody Essex Museum - Salem, 161 Essex Street, Massachusetts, USA
    Date: Mar 21, 2016 to Dec 31, 2017
    Detail: In the early 20th century, Indian artists viewed the village as the true locus for India\'s identity, distinct from that of the British colonial cities of Calcutta, Bombay and New Delhi. By mid-century, India had gained independence and its cities were replenished with all kinds of people fulfilling their dreams. In the cities, the drive toward modernity co-existed with the enduring presence of the spiritual in unexpected ways.

    This installation includes paintings from PEM\'s Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection. Images of confrontation, hope, fracture and change traverse shifting grounds rich with contradictions.

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    Old Importing Splendor: Luxuries from China
    Place: The Peabody Essex Museum - Salem, 161 Essex Street, Massachusetts, USA
    Date: Mar 21, 2016 to Dec 31, 2017
    Detail:

    Explore PEM\'s superlative Chinese export art collection -- the most comprehensive and celebrated collection of its kind -- through nearly 30 selected works, including furniture, paintings and decorative objects. Created by Chinese artists in the 18th and 19th centuries for European and American markets, these works display a mastery of material and form that made them the most coveted luxurious items of their day.

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    Old Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art
    Place: The Peabody Essex Museum - Salem, 161 Essex Street, Massachusetts, USA
    Date: Mar 21, 2016 to Dec 31, 2017
    Detail: Come and experience the liveliness of a drinking party, the opulence of a royal wedding and poetic evocation of spring on a delicate dish. With more than 30 highlights from the museum\'s wide-ranging Chinese collection spanning 3,000 years, this exhibition celebrates China\'s artistic achievements crystallized in seasonal festivals, religious ceremonies and celebrations. Discover plants and animals, myths and symbols and decipher the Chinese character for \"Double Happiness.\"

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    Old Nepalese Seasons: Rain and Ritual
    Place: The Rubin Museum of Art - New York, 150 West 17th St., New York, USA
    Date: May 06, 2016 to Mar 27, 2017
    Detail: Featuring almost fifty objects from the Rubin Museum’s premiere collection of Nepalese art and select loans, Nepalese Seasons: Rain and Ritual illustrates the enduring manifestation of rituals, agrarian festivals, and the natural environment in the art of Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley.

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    Old From the Imperial Theater: Chinese Opera Costumes of the 18th and 19th Centuries
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
    Date: Jun 25, 2016 to Oct 09, 2017
    Detail: Drawn entirely from The Met collection, this exhibition examines these luxury textiles from artistic and technical points of view. It is organized in two rotations. The first focuses on costumes used in dramas based on historical events; and the second will feature costumes from plays derived from legends and myths. The presentation showcases eight robes, each of which was created for a specific role—court lady, official, general, monk, nun, and immortal. A set of album leaves faithfully depicting theatrical characters wearing such robes is also displayed.

    The 18th and 19th centuries witnessed a flowering of Chinese drama. Under the patronage of the Qing court (1644–1911), performances—including the \"Peking Opera\"—filled the Forbidden City in Beijing. A form of traditional Chinese theater, Peking Opera was developed fully by the mid-19th century, and because of the form\'s minimal stage settings and the importance of exaggerated gestures and movements, costume played an unusually significant role.

    This exhibition includes superb examples with interior markings indicating their use in court productions.

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    Old Cinnabar: The Chinese Art of Carved Lacquer, 14th to 19th Century
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
    Date: Jun 25, 2016 to Oct 09, 2017
    Detail: This exhibition, featuring 45 magnificent examples of Chinese carved lacquer drawn entirely from The Met collection, will explore the development of this significant artistic tradition. Among the objects on view will be works created as birthday gifts bearing symbols of long life, such as peaches, cranes, the character for longevity (shou), and representations of children. One of the highlights is a unique, large, lobed tray of the 14th century, carved with a delightful scene showing two women and 33 children. Other early pieces on view include a dish with a scene of long-tailed birds and hollyhocks. A rare screen that was produced by Lu Guisheng—a famous 19th-century artist and one of the few individuals working in lacquer whose name is recorded in Chinese history—provides a spectacular finale to this tradition.

    Lacquer, the resin of a family of trees found in southern China, hardens when exposed to oxygen and humidity and can become a natural plastic. Tinted with cinnabar (red), carbon (black), and other minerals, it has been used as an artistic medium in China since at least the sixth century B.C. Carved lacquer, which involves applying multiple layers of lacquer onto a substructure (usually wood) and then entails carving through the layers, is the most laborious and time-consuming of all lacquering techniques.

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    Old Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
    Date: Jun 25, 2016 to Oct 09, 2017
    Detail: Hardstone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, dating back to the fifth millennium B.C. It was not until the Qing dynasty, however, that an abundant supply of raw material, extraordinary craftsmanship, and keen imperial patronage allowed the art to flourish. During the 18th century, widespread prosperity and successful military campaigns brought political stability, while also securing the trade routes that permitted the importation of gemstones over the Silk Roads and through sea trade routes from as far away as Europe.

    Showcasing a selection of 75 exquisite carvings drawn from The Met collection, this exhibition presents the lapidary art of China\'s Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Featuring not only jade, the most esteemed of East Asian gems, but also agate, malachite, turquoise, quartz, amber, coral, and lapis lazuli, the exhibition reveals the extensive variety of hardstones and full palette of vibrant colors that were favored at the imperial court. Exploring the diverse subjects and styles of Qing lapidary art, Colors of the Universe illustrates the extraordinary imagination and technical virtuosity behind these miniature sculptures.

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    Old Gateway to Himalayan Art
    Place: The Rubin Museum of Art - New York, 150 West 17th St., USA
    Date: Jun 29, 2016 to Jun 27, 2017
    Detail: Gateway to Himalayan Art introduces visitors to the main forms, concepts, and meanings of Himalayan art represented in our collection. A large multimedia map orients the visitors and highlights cultural regions of a diverse Himalayan cultural sphere that includes parts of present day India, China, Nepal, Bhutan, and Mongolia. Visitors are invited to explore exemplary objects from the Museum’s collection, organized and presented in thematic sections: Figures and Symbols, Materials and Techniques, and Purpose and Function.

    The exhibition employs a concise and informative approach to convey the principal notions inherent in the rich traditions of Himalayan art to first-time visitors and specialists alike. In addition to sculptures and paintings, objects such as a stupa, prayer wheel, and ritual implements demonstrate that their patrons sought the accumulation of merit and hoped for wealth, long life, and spiritual gains, all to be fulfilled through the ritual use of these objects and commissioning works of art.

    Among the featured installations are a display that explains the process of Nepalese lost-wax metal casting and a presentation of the stages of Tibetan hanging scroll painting (thangka). Visitors will also encounter life-size reproductions of murals from Tibet’s Lukhang Temple, photographed by Thomas Laird and Clint Clemens.

    As a whole the exhibition provides visitors with tools for understanding the artistic traditions presented throughout the museum, including a Looking Guide, a take away brochure and an audio guide.

    Curated by Elena Pakhoutova

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    Old Chinamania
    Place: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Jul 09, 2016 to Jun 04, 2017
    Detail: A mania for Chinese blue-and-white porcelain swept through London in the 1870s as a new generation of artists and collectors “rediscovered” imported wares from Asia. Foremost among them was American expatriate artist James McNeill Whistler. For him, porcelain was a source of serious aesthetic inspiration. For British shoppers, however, Chinese ceramics signified status and good taste. Cultural commentators of the time both embraced and poked fun at the porcelain craze. Illustrator George du Maurier parodied the fad in a series of cartoons for Punch magazine that documented what he mockingly called “Chinamania.”

    More than a hundred fifty years later, American artist Walter McConnell explores Chinamania in our own time. In this exhibition, he juxtaposes two monumental porcelain sculptures, which he terms stupas, with export wares from China’s Kangxi period (1662–1722). Those blue-and-white ceramics are similar to those that once filled the shelves of Whistler’s Peacock Room in London. These historical porcelains also inspired McConnell to create a new work based on 3D-printed replicas. His interest in replication and in the serialized mass production of ceramic forms began after he visited China more than a decade ago. The large kilns and busy factories at Jingdezhen prompted McConnell to look at China as an enduring resource for ceramic production.

    Chinamania complements the exhibition Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre, a contemporary installation that reimagines the Peacock Room as a resplendent ruin. Inspired by museum founder Charles Lang Freer’s collection of Asian ceramics, Waterston painted scores of vessels and arranged them on the buckling shelves of Filthy Lucre. These oozing, misshapen ceramics convey a sense of unsustainable luxury and excess. They also echo McConnell’s interest in the interplay of creativity, the mass production of aesthetic objects, and the powerful forces of materialism and conspicuous consumption.

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    Old A Billion Buddhas: The Awakened Cosmos of Himalayan Buddhism
    Place: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - San Francisco, 200 Larkin St, USA
    Date: Aug 09, 2016 to Apr 09, 2017
    Detail: We have selected five Tibetan paintings from our collection to illuminate the countless roles that Buddhas play in Himalayan religious thought and practice. You’ll meet the historical Buddha Shakyamuni; the blue Medicine Buddha, who specializes in healing; red Amitabha, who presides over the paradise known as the “Land of Bliss” (Sukhavati); and stunning “meditation deities” (yidam), often depicted as male and female deities in sexual union. According to Tibetan religious doctrine, their symbolism is so powerful that visualizing these meditation deities can produce enlightenment “in this very life.”

    The paintings on view in A Billion Buddhas are thangka paintings, sacred pictures that can be rolled, transported and stored. Because they are fragile and fade easily, they can only be exhibited in our gallery for a limited amount of time. A few of these paintings are on display for the very first time, so don’t miss this rare chance to see them.

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    Old Asian Art at 100: A History in Photographs
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
    Date: Sep 05, 2016 to Oct 11, 2017
    Detail: Since The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870, the institution\'s physical space and collection have grown and its curatorial departments have diversified. The first Asian works of art to enter the collection—mostly ceramics and lacquers—were acquired in 1879 and originally accommodated in what was then called the Department of Decorative Arts. Only in 1915 was a separate Department of Far Eastern Art established, and it was not until 1986 that its name was changed to the Department of Asian Art. The timeline presented in the photographs in this exhibition chronicles the changing face of The Met\'s galleries of Asian art as the building\'s footprint has expanded, exhibition styles have evolved, and the collection has grown.

    Forever a work in progress, The Met\'s collection of Asian art is ultimately the product of the passion and scholarship of the many collectors, curators, donors, dealers, and directors who have together shaped the Museum\'s holdings and legacy.

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    Old Millennia: Asian Art Through the Ages
    Place: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - Victoria, British Columbia, 1040 Moss Street, Canada
    Date: Sep 17, 2016 to Apr 02, 2017
    Detail: Curated by Curator of Asian Art Barry Till | Centennial and Ker Galleries.

    Few people realize that the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria houses one of the most outstanding collections of Asian Art in North America. This exhibition features seventy of the most stunning, interesting and rare examples from the collection. The works of art are mainly from China and Japan with other items from Korea, Tibet, India, Thailand, Vietnam and the Middle East. From China there is an astonishing group of old and modern paintings, ancient bronze items, ceramic treasures, magnificent textiles, rare amber and ivory objects. Japan is represented by old paintings including a large Kano screen, originally from Nijo castle in Kyoto, remarkable early Buddhist and literati paintings, a palanquin (sedan chair) with the crest of the Tokugawa shogunate, ceramic artifacts, and lacquer items. There are spectacular and important sculptures and thangkas from Tibet; impressive religious sculptures from India and Thailand; and ceramic treasures from Vietnam recovered from a sunken ship. Millennia is also a celebration of the generous and knowledgeable donors who have helped the AGGV build this remarkable collection, as well as an opportunity to look forward to the ongoing evolution of Asian Art at the AGGV.

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    Old Space Drawing by Sun K. Kwak
    Place: Charles B. Wang Center Theatre Gallery - Stony Brook, 100 Nicolls Road, New York, USA
    Date: Sep 21, 2016 to May 21, 2017
    Detail: New York-based Korean-American artist Sun K. Kwak’s canvas is architectural space, and her primary medium is black masking tape. Kwak created a site-specific installation at the Wang Center with her sprawling freehand strokes over surfaces, to dramatic effect.

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    Old Waxed: Batik from Java
    Place: The Dallas Museum of Art - Dallas, 1717 North Harwood, Texas, USA
    Date: Sep 25, 2016 to Sep 10, 2017
    Detail: Drawn from the DMA’s collection, Waxed: Batik from Java presents a selection of Javanese batik made in the West and Central regions, where the main batik production was centered during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Batik is a wax-resist process for dye-decorating cloth. In Indonesia, batik is especially associated with the island of Java.

    The DMA batik collection was established in 1982 with a gift of eight cloths that were collected before 1930. They were donated by Jerry Bywaters, DMA Director from 1946 to 1964, and his wife, Mary, in memory of Paul and Viola van Katwijk. A second installation of these cloths will be presented in March 2017.

    Focus Installation
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    Old Splendors of Korean Art
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
    Date: Oct 01, 2016 to Sep 17, 2017
    Detail: Among the objects reflecting key genres and themes of Korean art are strikingly modern-looking pots and glittering jewelry from ancient burial sites; exquisite gilded Buddhist sculpture from the seventh through the seventeenth century; sophisticated celadon and metalwork of the Goryeo dynasty; porcelain with delightful and distinctively Korean designs; and paintings on diverse subjects from the Joseon and early modern periods.

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    Old Awazu Kiyoshi, Graphic Design: Summoning the Outdated
    Place: LACMA - Los Angeles, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., California, USA
    Date: Oct 15, 2016 to May 07, 2017
    Detail: Designer and artist Awazu Kiyoshi (1929–2009) devoted his career to political advocacy and collaborations within Tokyo’s artistic community. In stark contrast to the prevailing modernist dogma, which sought universal and impersonal set of symbols, Awazu imbued his expressive, hand-drawn designs with local traditions. He argued that the designer’s mission was “to extend the rural into the city, foreground the folklore, reawaken the past, summon back the outdated.”

    Awazu Kiyoshi Graphic Design: Summoning the Outdated focuses on Awazu’s books and posters from the late 1960s through the 1970s. Drawing on historic Japanese visual culture as well as his own signature imagery, he created surreal compositions to promote films, theatrical productions, literature, and art exhibitions. Part of LACMA’s ongoing initiative to collect and exhibit graphic design, this installation highlights recent gifts to the permanent collection.

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    Old Celebrating the Arts of Japan: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
    Date: Oct 20, 2016 to May 14, 2017
    Detail: This tribute to a great collector reveals the distinctive features of Japanese art as viewed through the lens of 50 years of collecting: the sublime spirituality of Buddhist and Shinto art; the boldness of Zen ink painting; the imaginary world conjured up by the Tale of Genji and classical Japanese literature; the sumptuous colors of bird-and-flower painting; the subtlety of poetry, calligraphy, and literati themes; the aestheticized accoutrements of the tea ceremony; and the charming portraiture of courtesans from the \"floating world\" (ukiyo-e).

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    Old Divine Pathways: South and Southeast Asian Art
    Place: Crow Collection of Asian Art - Dallas, 2010 Flora St., Texas, USA
    Date: Oct 22, 2016 to Jun 25, 2017
    Detail: For more than a thousand years, Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism were influential in the artistic production of various parts of South and Southeast Asia. In celebration of the enduring legacy of these philosophical and religious traditions, this exhibition features a variety of works in different media from India, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia.

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    Old Show and Tell: Stories in Chinese Painting
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
    Date: Oct 29, 2016 to Aug 06, 2017
    Detail: In China, paintings that tell stories serve as powerful vehicles to promote political agendas, endorse cultural values, or express personal thoughts. With masterpieces dating from the fourth century, narrative is the earliest established genre in Chinese painting. This exhibition is the first at The Met to explore the various ways in which Chinese artists have gone beyond mere illustration to convey multiple layers of meaning.

    Displaying works from the 12th century to the present, this exhibition introduces three distinct modes of pictorial storytelling: multipart illustrations presented in long handscrolls, often punctuated with passages of text; single iconic scenes that evoke an entire story; and generic landscapes or flower-and-bird paintings that acquire narrative significance through the artist\'s inscription. The exhibition is further organized by theme: historical events, seasonal progression, warfare, journeys, Buddhist and Confucian values, and family and friendship. One special gallery focuses on a grandiose military narrative—that of China\'s annexation of East Turkestan in the 1750s. The installation, a collaboration among three Museum departments, features a suite of European engravings alongside Chinese weaponry and a painting to show how an emperor exploited art for his own aggrandizement.

    Contemporary Chinese artists have continued the narrative tradition with an expanded repertoire of subjects and approaches. The examples on display range from reflections on the creative process to critiques of modern technology and government policies. Together, the approximately 60 pictorial works and 30 decorative art objects, most from The Met collection, present a comprehensive view of the narrative genre, demonstrating its expressive versatility and continuing relevance.

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    Old Chinese Snuff Bottles from Southern Californian Collectors
    Place: LACMA - Los Angeles, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., California, USA
    Date: Oct 29, 2016 to Oct 01, 2017
    Detail: Snuff, a powdered form of tobacco from the Americas, was initially brought to China by European traders in the late 16th century, during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). It was in the 17th century, however, in the early Qing dynasty (1644–1911), that China witnessed a rise of snuff-taking among the upper classes. Inhaling snuff was perceived as more stylish and elegant than smoking tobacco, and this led to the subsequent use and collecting of snuff bottles (biyanhu).

    Drawn from nine private collections in Southern California, the snuff bottles shown in this exhibition represent an extraordinary variety of materials, from porcelain, glass, and cloisonné to rock crystal, limestone with fossils, and bamboo. These miniature works of art reflect a wide range of decorative techniques, including carving, enameling, and painting on the inner surfaces of transparent bottles made of glass and crystal. These bottles reflect themes from history, mythology, poetry and prose, and religion. The exhibition also includes several rare imperial bottles bearing reign marks of the Qianlong (1736–1795) and Jiaqing (1796–1820) emperors.

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    Old The Sculptural Turn: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Kempner and Stein Collection
    Place: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - San Francisco, 200 Larkin St, USA
    Date: Nov 09, 2016 to Jun 04, 2017
    Detail: Contemporary Japanese artists are taking a number of turns—from functional forms, from apprenticeships, from traditional materials, and from exclusively male production—to shape sculptural ceramics.

    The Sculptural Turn showcases the work of fourteen Japanese clay artists, all born after World War II, whose work expands on early twentieth-century experimental forms. Unlike previous generations of Japanese potters who learned exclusively from master craftsmen, these artists studied in universities and in many cases came to ceramics after exploring other fields. They are masters of technique, material, and concept. Their practices are informed by various cosmopolitan sources, even when they are part of a longstanding family lineage or regional tradition. Drawn together by collectors with an eye for abstract, minimalist, and expressionistic contemporary art, this exhibition tells a story of the changing character of clay in Japan.

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    Old Sacred Spaces: Himalayan Wind and the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
    Place: The Rubin Museum of Art - New York, 150 West 17th St., USA
    Date: Nov 11, 2016 to Jun 05, 2017
    Detail: Sacred Spaces invites visitors to reflect on devotional activities in awe-inspiring places. For the second iteration of the exhibition, the Museum commissioned an installation by Soundwalk Collective in collaboration with sound artist Francisco López called Khandroma: Himalayan Wind, which transports visitors to the high Himalayas through sound.

    In the spring and summer of 2016 Soundwalk Collective and Francisco López traveled to Upper Mustang, Nepal, to record the sounds in and surrounding the world’s highest monasteries—the flapping of prayer flags, the chanting of blessings, the echoes of wind from the valley below, and the interplay of sound and silence. These sound environments will be presented as a multi-channel audio installation through state-of-the-art speakers, creating an immersive and meditative experience. Visitors can also interact directly with Khandroma by playing individual tracks from the soundscapes at dedicated listening stations. A video installation filmed by Soundwalk Collective’s founder Stephan Crasneanscki complements the audio experience by showing cyclic, kaleidoscopic imagery of prayer wheels and prayer flags evoking the notion of repetition and permanent change.

    Visitors can also enter the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room, an immersive installation inspired by a traditional shrine that would be used for offering, devotion, prayer, and contemplation. Art and ritual objects are presented as they would be in an elaborate household shrine.

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    Old New Women for a New Age Japanese Beauties, 1890s–1930s
    Place: Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Massachusetts, USA
    Date: Dec 10, 2016 to Aug 20, 2017
    Detail: Examine the changing image of Japanese women though prints, book illustrations, and photographs made in Japan from the 1890s to the 1930s. During this crucial period of rapid modernization, traditional ideas of ideal beauty and behavior intermingled with imported styles and concepts. Arranged in roughly chronological order, the exhibition begins with ukiyo-e woodblock prints of the late Meiji era (1868–1912) and postcards that include both photographs and artists’ depictions. A recent gift of kuchi-e prints—color woodblock frontispieces for books of the early 1900s, usually romantic fiction—makes up the exhibition’s core. Shin hanga prints from the 1910s and ‘30s depict beautiful women in both traditional and modern styles.

    These works can be interpreted in several ways: as glamorized reflections of the lives of Japanese women during a time of rapid social change; as idealized expressions of heterosexual male desire; and as metaphorical images of Japan itself, with the young women standing in for their entire country and its search for national identity.

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    Old Embroidering an Ordered Cosmos: Chinese Daoist Priest Garments of the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911)
    Place: Minneapolis Institute of Art - Minneapolis, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minnesota, USA
    Date: Dec 12, 2016 to Sep 03, 2017
    Detail: Daoist belief emphasizes an ordered cosmos, harmonious existence with nature, and heavenly paradise. Together with Confucianism and Buddhism, it is one of China’s three major belief systems. Daoism emerged after 100 CE and soon acquired the trappings of organized religion: a supreme god, a set of scriptures, temples, priests, and ritual practices.

    Robes worn by Daoist priests represent some of the richest embroidered decoration in Chinese clothing. They take two basic forms: a square, full-length, sleeveless robe with center-front opening (jiangyi), and a full-length, sleeved garment with center-front opening fastened with ties (daopao). Elaborate symbolic schemes are common to both. They feature cosmic diagrams representing paradise; the sun and moon; phoenixes (birds with fiery feathers); abstract forms of China’s five sacred mountains; and circles containing 12 zodiac animals. When priests wore robes like these, they were symbolically united with the cosmos and able to go beyond the earthly and heavenly realms.

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    Old An Artist of Her Time: Y.G. Srimati and the Indian Style
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gallery 251, Dept. of Asian Art) - New York, Gallery 251, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, USA
    Date: Dec 15, 2016 to Jun 18, 2017
    Detail: This is first retrospective exhibition devoted to the Indian artist Y. G. Srimati (1926–2007). Raised in the heated climate of the independence movement—she performed devotional songs for Mahatma Gandhi—Srimati explored themes from Indian religious epic literature and visions of rural culture, asserting traditional subject matter as part of a conscious expression of nationalist sentiments. This exhibition, drawn from The Met collection and private collections, features 25 watercolor paintings, augmented by musical instruments and archival photographs.

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    Old Video Spotlight: Eko Nugroho
    Place: Asia Society - New York, 725 Park Avenue, USA
    Date: Dec 20, 2016 to Apr 16, 2017
    Detail: Eko Nugroho’s multidisciplinary practice uses humor to address social issues, including changes within the rapidly urbanizing society of his native Indonesia, the risk of religious fanaticism, and the breaking of traditional taboos by the younger generation. This exhibition features three single-channel video works by Nugroho from the Asia Society Museum Collection: Bercerobong (Like a Chimney), 2002; The Breeder, 2003; and Let Me Love Me, 2004. The exhibition complements a site-specific installation to be created by the artist in the Asia Society Visitor Center and the world premiere of his commissioned performance In the Name of Semelah, with his theater company Wayang Bocor, at Asia Society in January 2017.

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    Old Masterpieces from the Asia Society Museum Collection
    Place: Asia Society - New York, 725 Park Avenue, USA
    Date: Dec 20, 2016 to Jan 07, 2018
    Detail: This exhibition features a selection of the finest artworks from the renowned Asia Society Museum Collection. Included are Chinese, Korean, and Japanese ceramics, Indian and Cambodian sculpture, and sculptures from South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas that show the varied imagery associated with the transmission of Buddhism across the region.

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    Old Flora and Fauna
    Place: Ackland Art Museum - Chapel Hill, 101 S. Columbia Street, North Carolina, USA
    Date: Dec 21, 2016 to May 14, 2017
    Detail: A glorious display of the importance of animals and plants in Asian art, Flora and Fauna will feature a wide variety of art works, including prayer rugs from the Middle East, statues from India, Chinese paintings, and much more. It will also mark the debut of the Ackland’s newly acquired pair of Japanese screens by the painter Kajino Genzan (1868–1939), dazzling with their gold leaf background, exquisite colors, and beautifully rendered flowers.

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    Old Color Across Asia
    Place: Ackland Art Museum - Chapel Hill, 101 S. Columbia Street, North Carolina, USA
    Date: Dec 21, 2016 to May 13, 2018
    Detail: Color Across Asia is part of a groundbreaking re-installation of the Ackland Art Museum’s Asian galleries, presenting the Museum’s acclaimed collection of art from across the continent.

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    Old Japanese Art at LACMA: Celebrating 10 Years of the Japanese Art Acquisitions Group
    Place: LACMA - Los Angeles, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., California, USA
    Date: Dec 24, 2016 to May 07, 2017
    Detail: The Japanese Art Acquisitions Group (JAAG) was established in 2008 to support the acquisition efforts of the Japanese art department of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The group was founded by an important and long-time donor to LACMA and major supporter of the arts in Los Angeles, and is composed of like-minded individuals who share a desire to bring the beauty of Japanese art to the lives of others.

    Each year, at the annual JAAG event, Robert T. Singer, curator and head of the Japanese art department, presents a number of works for acquisition. Objects of all media and time periods are examined and discussed as Mr. Singer shares information about each item with the group. The goal is not only to enlarge the museum’s collection but also to add works of the highest quality and importance.

    This exhibition is a testament to the success of this endeavor, and celebrates the first 10 years of acquisitions made by the Japanese Art Acquisitions Group, or through the efforts of individual JAAG members.

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    Old On Site: Eko Nugroho
    Place: Asia Society - New York, 725 Park Avenue, USA
    Date: Jan 07, 2017 to Apr 16, 2017
    Detail: Asia Society commissioned acclaimed Indonesian contemporary artist Eko Nugroho to create a new site-specific mural on the walls of the Visitor Center.

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    Old Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center
    Place: The Noguchi Museum - Long Island City, 32-37 Vernon Boulevard, New York, USA
    Date: Jan 18, 2017 to Jan 07, 2018
    Detail: Despite being exempt from Executive Order 9066, which authorized the internment of Japanese citizens and American citizens of Japanese heritage in the Western states, Isamu Noguchi voluntarily entered a camp in Arizona. This exhibition draws from the Noguchi Museum’s collection to evoke that harrowing period while revealing the impact of experiences at Poston on Noguchi’s art.

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    Old Chinese Ceramics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
    Place: LACMA - Los Angeles, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., California, USA
    Date: Jan 24, 2017 to Jul 22, 2017
    Detail: Chinese Ceramics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, comprising works from LACMA’s permanent collection, presents an introduction to Chinese ceramics from c. 2500 BC (Neolithic period) to the 19th century. The exhibition explores Chinese cosmology, religion, history, and society through a survey of the technical development of Chinese ceramics; symbols and narratives embedded in the decoration of Chinese ceramics; and ceramics exported to Japan, Southeast Asia, the Near East, Europe, and the Americas between the 14th and 19th centuries.

    On view at the Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM), this exhibition is created in partnership with VPAM and East Los Angeles Community College (ELAC). The partnership is an important component of On-Site: Neighborhood Partnerships with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.Through this program, LACMA is creating ways to make its collection and programs accessible to the communities of Los Angeles County in hopes of broadening participation in cultural experiences. By building on existing partnerships, establishing new relationships, and seeking community input, LACMA aims to create educational and shared experiences that resonate with community members.

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    Old Celebrating the Year of the Rooster
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
    Date: Jan 25, 2017 to Jul 04, 2017
    Detail: Each of the 12 animals in the zodiac corresponds to a year in a repeating 12-year cycle that makes up the traditional East Asian lunar calendar. The association of these zodiac animals with the Chinese calendar first appeared in the third century B.C., and became firmly established by the first century. In sequence, the 12 animals are: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. Each animal is believed to embody certain traits that are personified by the character of the people born in that year. This Lunar New Year, beginning on January 29, is the Year of the Rooster. Since the rooster is an early riser, people born in the year of the rooster are thought to be diligent and industrious.

    Archaeological finds date the rooster\'s domestication to prehistoric times. The rooster is also one of the six animals (liuchu) recorded in the Chinese classics; the other five are the horse, ox, sheep, dog, and pig, each of which plays an essential role in the life of humans. According to Chinese legend, there is a heavenly rooster in the land of the immortals that lives in a peach tree on top of Taodu Mountain. It crows when the sun casts its first rays on the tree, thus awakening the whole world. The rooster is also an auspicious figure, because its crowing brings out the sun and dispels the darkness. Consequently, roosters have been a popular motif in Chinese art since ancient times. A few choice examples from The Met collection are featured here.

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    Old Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D
    Place: Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Jan 30, 2017 to Jul 09, 2017
    Detail: Like all Buddhas (fully enlightened beings), the Cosmic Buddha, a life-size limestone figure of Vairochana, is wrapped in the simple robe of a monk. What makes this sixth-century Chinese object exceptional are the detailed narrative scenes that cover its surface, representing moments in the life of the Historical Buddha as well as the Realms of Existence, a symbolic map of the Buddhist world. With help from the Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office, the Cosmic Buddha also exists as a 3D model, enabling scholars to study the work as never before and providing worldwide access to this masterpiece of Buddhist sculpture. Body of Devotion is an interactive installation that explores not only the work itself, but also the evolving means and methods of studying sculpture, from rubbings and photographs to the technological possibilities of today.

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    Old Mizusashi: Japanese Water Jars from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection
    Place: Honolulu Museum of Art - Honolulu, 900 S Beretania St, USA
    Date: Feb 02, 2017 to Jun 11, 2017
    Detail: The sixteen mizusashi in this exhibition are on loan from Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz, who have one of the finest, most extensive collections of contemporary Japanese ceramics in the U.S. The water jars on view demonstrate the wide range of aesthetic interpretations that 20th-century and contemporary Japanese artists have made, melding tradition and innovation.

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    Old OM Lab: Offer Your Voice
    Place: The Rubin Museum of Art - New York, 150 West 17th St., USA
    Date: Feb 03, 2017 to May 08, 2017
    Detail: Tune in to the sacred sound of the universe, and contribute your voice to the largest collective chant of OM ever generated.

    OM is central to many Asian religious traditions and has endured for more than three thousand years. The sound has been called “elemental” and “universal,” serving as a preface to prayers and chants. Become a part of the history of this sacred syllable by learning about its importance and then stepping into a recording environment to offer your OM. Your voice will join thousands of others in a chant that will be featured in our forthcoming exhibition The World Is Sound (opening June 16, 2017).

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    Old Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea
    Place: Frist Center for the Visual Arts - Nashville, 919 Broadway, Tennessee, USA
    Date: Feb 10, 2017 to May 07, 2017
    Detail: Secrets of Buddhist Art showcases magnificent and rare works of art from the Newark Museum’s renowned collection, revealing Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist practices of Tibet, Japan, and Korea. The sections are organized nonlinearly according to five themes that intentionally transcend national boundaries, with renderings of similar subjects that encourage comparisons among regional aesthetics while distinguishing aspects unique to each area. The exhibition also features a ritually created Tibetan sand mandala that connects to the older works of art and reminds us that this is very much a living practice.

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    Old Education Gallery: Secrets of Buddhist Art
    Place: Frist Center for the Visual Arts - Nashville, 919 Broadway, Tennessee, USA
    Date: Feb 10, 2017 to May 07, 2017

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    Old JapanAmerica: Points of Contact, 1876-1970
    Place: Crocker Art Museum - Sacramento, 216 O Street, California, USA
    Date: Feb 12, 2017 to May 21, 2017
    Detail: JapanAmerica: Points of Contact, 1876–1970, a major exhibition organized by the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, opens February 12 and surveys the role that international exhibitions and world’s fairs have played in artistic exchanges between these two cultures.

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    Old Xu Bing: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon
    Place: Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Feb 17, 2017 to May 18, 2017
    Detail: Monkeys Grasp for the Moon is a suspended sculpture designed specifically for the Sackler Gallery by Chinese artist Xu Bing (born 1955), as part of an October 2001 exhibition of his work titled Word Play: Contemporary Art by Xu Bing. The popular temporary display was re-created to permanently remain at the Sackler, with craftspeople from the Smithsonian’s Office of Exhibits Central working with Xu and Sackler staff to engineer and fabricate the complex artwork. Composed of twenty-one laminated wood pieces, each of which forms the word “monkey” in one of a dozen languages, the linked vertebrates flow from the sky-lit atrium through the Gallery’s stairwell down to the reflecting pool on the bottom level. A panel on every floor of the museum guides visitors through the represented languages, which include Indonesian, Urdu, Hebrew, and Braille. The work is based on a Chinese folktale in which a group of monkeys attempt to capture the moon. Linking arms and tails, they form a chain reaching down from the branch of a tree to the moon, only to discover that it is a shimmering reflection on the surface of a pool lying beneath them.

    Xu Bing’s monumental sculpture is presented by the family of Madame Chiang Kai-shek (Chiang Soong Mayling, 1898–2003) in commemoration of her historic visits to the Joint Session of Congress in 1943 and a memorable return to the U.S. Capitol in 1995.

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    Old Sculpture of South Asia and the Himalayas
    Place: Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Feb 17, 2017 to May 18, 2017
    Detail: Dating from the 10th to the 18th century, sculptures of deities, enlightened beings, and teachers from the Hindu and Buddhist traditions reveal the aesthetic connections between Hindu and Buddhist temple sculpture as well as their distinct qualities. Highlights range from a majestic stone image of Shiva Dakshinamurti (Lord of the South) to a fierce gilded bronze of Palden Lhamo, the deity who protects Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. A good place to begin your tour of the gallery would be with Ganesha, the beloved elephant-headed deity, who is the god of new beginnings and the remover of obstacles.

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    Old Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China’s Han Dynasty
    Place: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - San Francisco, 200 Larkin St, USA
    Date: Feb 17, 2017 to May 28, 2017
    Detail: One of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world, China’s Han dynasty achieved profound cultural and artistic influence, technological advancements and military might. Two thousand years later, discoveries of royal tombs allow us to glimpse these extraordinary accomplishments firsthand.

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    Old Unexpected Light: Works by Young Il Ahn
    Place: LACMA - Los Angeles, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., California, USA
    Date: Feb 25, 2017 to Oct 01, 2017
    Detail: Korean-American artist Young Il Ahn was born in 1934 in Gaeseong, historically known as the capital of the Goryeo dynasty (912–1392) and geographically located in North Korea today. While acknowledged as a child prodigy, Ahn carried out his most prolific work in Los Angeles since his arrival in the U.S. in 1966. Since then, Ahn’s works have consistently focused on his interest in the local surroundings rather than the country he left. This exhibition showcases many works from his best-known series, Water, which was inspired by a near-death incident on the Pacific Ocean in 1983, as well as his most recent works. The Water series marks a notable shift in Ahn’s style from semi abstraction to complete abstraction, which has continued to define his style to this day.

    This exhibition marks the first-ever introduction of a Korean-American artist at LACMA, highlighting the ever expanding diversity and realities within the ethnic Korean population in Los Angeles.

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    Old Ming Painting: Scholars and Professionals
    Place: Yale University Art Gallery - New Haven, 1111 Chapel Street, USA
    Date: Mar 01, 2017 to Apr 30, 2017

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    Old Zen: The Sword and the Brush
    Place: Yale University Art Gallery - New Haven, 1111 Chapel Street, USA
    Date: Mar 01, 2017 to Apr 30, 2017

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    Old Himalayan Tangka from the Collection
    Place: Yale University Art Gallery - New Haven, 1111 Chapel Street, USA
    Date: Mar 01, 2017 to Apr 30, 2017

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    Old The Movement of Herstory: Korean Embroidery
    Place: Korean Cultural Center - New York, 460 Park Avenue, 6th Floor, USA
    Date: Mar 02, 2017 to Apr 27, 2017
    Detail: Boldly breaking the boundaries of the gyubang (women’s quarters), Korean women have created a movement via embroidery. A leader in this is artist and scholar Chung Young Yang, who has turned gyubang culture into a vital part of art history. The exhibition looks into embroidery’s legacy through Chung and her work, now an indelible part of Korean history.

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    Old Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Early Trade in Asia
    Place: Asia Society - New York, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, USA
    Date: Mar 07, 2017 to Jun 04, 2017
    Detail: This exhibition brings the precious contents of a shipwreck discovered off Belitung Island in the Java Sea to American audiences for the first time. The remarkable cargo of spice-filled jars and all together more than 60,000 ceramics produced in China during the Tang dynasty (618–907), plus luxury items of gold and silver, was bound for Iran and Iraq. Selected objects illustrate the story of the active exchange of goods, ideas, and culture in Asia more than one thousand years ago. The exhibition will bring to light how this discovery—one of the most important archaeological revelations of the twentieth century—has changed the way we understand ninth-century Asia.

    Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Trade in Early Asia is jointly organized with the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore. Objects are from the Khoo Teck Puat Gallery, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore. The Tang Shipwreck Collection was made possible by the generous donation of the Estate of Khoo Teck Puat in honor of the Late Khoo Teck Puat.

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    Old Art of the Tang Dynasty (618–906): Selections from the Asia Society Museum Collection
    Place: Asia Society - New York, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, USA
    Date: Mar 07, 2017 to Jun 04, 2017
    Detail: This presentation of exquisite gold and silver objects, sancai ceramics, and stoneware from the Asia Society Museum Collection showcases the artistry of Tang Dynasty China.

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    Old Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals to Rulers
    Place: The Charles B. Wang Center - Stony Brook, Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Road, New York, USA
    Date: Mar 08, 2017 to May 06, 2017
    Detail: This groundbreaking exhibition retraces the lives and achievements of Africans in the Indian subcontinent from the 16th to the 20th centuries. It features over 100 photographic reproductions of paintings and contemporary photographs documenting the lives of some of the East African diaspora in India, known as Habshis and Siddis.

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    Old Musical Arts of Asia
    Place: Newark Museum - Newark, 49 Washington Street, New Jersey, USA
    Date: Mar 08, 2017 to Feb 26, 2018
    Detail: Featuring more than 25 works from the Museum’s collection, this installation celebrates music through the arts of East and South Asia. Introducing string, percussion and wind instruments not found in Western traditions—both the actual musical instruments and images of their sounding will be featured. Prints, paintings, ivories and lacquer works from China, India, Japan, Korea, Nepal and Tibet reveal disparate dynamic melodic traditions. These visuals will be enhanced by audio and video multimedia—a feast for the eyes and ears.

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    Old Masterworks of Himalayan Art
    Place: The Rubin Museum of Art - New York, 150 West 17th St., USA
    Date: Mar 08, 2017 to Mar 26, 2018
    Detail: Masterworks, a regularly changing exhibition at the Rubin, explores major strands in the development of Himalayan art, covering a period of over one thousand years, and presents regional artistic traditions in their broad cultural, geographic, historical, and stylistic contexts. The 2017 iteration of this exhibition draws primarily from the Rubin collection and is augmented by a few select long-term loans.

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    Old A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints
    Place: Japan Society - New York, 333 East 47th Street, USA
    Date: Mar 10, 2017 to Apr 10, 2017
    Detail: In many societies, gender has been defined according to a binary framework based on biological sex. In Edo-period Japan (1603-1868), however, several additional factors were taken into account, including age and appearance. Fundamental to this structure were attractive male youths termed wakashu: neither men nor women, wakashu constituted a distinct “third gender,” occupying their own place within the social hierarchy. Organized by the Royal Ontario Museum, A Third Gender is the first exhibition in North America to focus on the portrayal of wakashu in Japanese art, shedding light on the complex rules that governed gender constructs during the Edo period. Featuring over 65 woodblock prints, as well as paintings, luxury objects, and personal ornaments, this groundbreaking exhibition offers a critical artistic and historical context for considering gender performance and sexual expression—topics that are particularly resonant within contemporary society.

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    Old Tibetan Thangkas Today: Masterpieces from the Dharmapala Thangka Center of Kathmandu
    Place: Tibet House US - New York, 22 West 15th Street, USA
    Date: Mar 10, 2017 to May 11, 2017
    Detail: Opening Reception:
    Friday, March 10, 6–8pm

    This exhibition features sacred thangka artworks created by master thangka painter Karsang Lama from the Dharmapala Thangka Centre of Kathmandu in Nepal. The works feature wrathful deities, a notable feature of the iconography in Mahayana Buddhism and other Vajrayana traditions. Karsang Lama is a national treasure in Nepal and a world-renowned painter of traditional thangkas.

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    Old Saints and Kings: Arts, Culture, and Legacy of the Sikhs
    Place: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - San Francisco, 200 Larkin St, USA
    Date: Mar 10, 2017 to Jun 18, 2017
    Detail: With nearly 27 million adherents worldwide, Sikhism is among the world’s largest religions, and also one of the youngest. A diverse selection of 30 paintings, prints, photographs and textiles celebrates the artistic and cultural legacy of the Sikhs and the community’s longstanding connection to California. Delve into the life and teachings of Sikhism’s founder Guru Nanak (1469–1539), a charismatic, influential teacher who defined the religion’s fundamental philosophies, which emphasize belief in one god, equality, social justice and community service.

    This exhibition explores the artistic and cultural creativity that flourished under the patronage of India’s Sikh kingdoms, established in the 1800s by the dynamic warrior Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780–1839), which was continued by later Sikh rulers. Portraits and treasured objects belonging to the Maharaja himself are included in the exhibition. In particular, the portraits reflect expressions of personal and cultural identity, as well as the artistic styles of the times and places in which they were made.

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    Old Phulkari: The Embroidered Textiles of Punjab from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection
    Place: Philadelphia Museum of Art - Philadelphia, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Pennsylvania, USA
    Date: Mar 12, 2017 to Jul 09, 2017
    Detail: This exhibition features exquisite embroidered textiles of western Indian and Pakistan made primarily in the 19th and first half of the 20th century before the Partition of India and Pakistan following independence from Britain in 1947. Ornate and labor-intensive, phulkari (“flower-work”) embroidery were made by women for weddings and other special events. Drawing from research to explicate the history, technique, designs, and cultural uses of phulkaris, this exhibition celebrates the extraordinary gift by Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz of nineteen phulkaris to the Museum.

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    Old Shahzia Sikander: Parallax
    Place: Honolulu Museum of Art - Honolulu, 900 S Beretania St, Hawaii, USA
    Date: Mar 16, 2017 to Jul 30, 2017
    Detail: The Honolulu Museum of Art presents internationally recognized artist Shahzia Sikander’s immersive 15-minute, 45-foot-wide video animation melding her signature contemporary take on Indo-Persian miniature painting with 21st-century digital technology that she created for the Sharjah Biennial in 2013.

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    Old Considerate Creations: Chameleons
    Place: Taiwan Academy in New York - New York, 1 East 42nd Street, USA
    Date: Mar 17, 2017 to Apr 28, 2017
    Detail: Opening Reception
    Friday, March 17, 6–9pm

    Curated by art manager I-Hua Lee, this exhibition implies that the hard work done behind the scenes allows art projects to successfully come to fruition. Videos, photographs, paintings, and installations, all of which focus on the different roles in an artist’s life are part of the exhibition.

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    Old A World of Radiant Awakening: Buddhism and the Painting of China
    Place: Minneapolis Institute of Art - Minneapolis, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minnesota, USA
    Date: Mar 18, 2017 to Nov 05, 2017
    Detail: Buddhism has been a dominant religious and intellectual force in China since it arrived from India around 100 C.E. Both literati and professional artists created Chinese Buddhist paintings.

    Literati painters, scholars for whom painting was a form of intellectual and moral cultivation, created meditative scenes by incorporating Buddhist ideas into landscape painting. For painters who followed Chan (Zen) Buddhism, the expressive handling of ink evoked the sudden awareness that comes in moments of insight.

    Professional artists generally focused on figurative paintings, including depictions of buddhas, bodhisattvas (nearly enlightened beings that stay on earth to help people), arhats (the original followers of the Buddha), and eminent monks. During the Qing dynasty (1644­–1911), the imperial patronage of esoteric Buddhism—the primary school of Tibetan Buddhism—resulted in a vast number of religious works in the Tibetan style. These paintings combine Tibetan attention to iconographic detail with Chinese-inspired decorative elements.

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    Old Takuma Nakahira: Circulation
    Place: Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Illinois, USA
    Date: Mar 20, 2017 to Apr 30, 2017

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    Old Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney
    Place: Crow Collection of Asian Art - Dallas, 2010 Flora St., Texas, USA
    Date: Mar 20, 2017 to Jun 25, 2017
    Detail: The collaborative works of painter Arnold Chang (Zhang Hong; b. 1954) and photographer Michael Cherney (Qiu Mai; b. 1969) stretch and play with the relationship between the two media of painting and photography and the history and principles of Chinese ink painting. As a New Yorker living in China (Cherney) and as a Chinese-American living in the U.S. (Chang), both are engaged in a lively dialogue while practicing within Chinese and Western artistic modes, challenging categorizations of Chinese and American art and identity in today\'s increasingly globalized world.

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    Old Visualizing Afterlife, Paradise and Earthly Spheres in Chinese Art
    Place: Crow Collection of Asian Art - Dallas, 2010 Flora St., Texas, USA
    Date: Mar 20, 2017 to Sep 01, 2017
    Detail: This exhibition showcases three themes found among works of art in the museum\'s permanent collection: archaeological finds mainly from ancient tombs, Buddhist sculptures from temples, and works of art reflecting the aesthetic tastes of scholars and the imperial courts of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.

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    Old Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats
    Place: The Museum of Fine Arts, Audrey Jones Beck Building - Houston, 5601 Main Street, Texas, USA
    Date: Mar 21, 2017 to Jun 04, 2017
    Detail: Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats showcases nearly 50 ikat robes and panels from the renowned Murad Megalli Collection of the Textile Museum in Washington D.C.

    These bold garments were mainstays of cosmopolitan oasis culture in the 19th century, worn by inhabitants of different classes and religions throughout crowded marketplaces, private homes, centers of worship, and ceremonial places. The ikat textiles on display—including robes for men and women, dresses, trousers, and hangings—feature eye-catching designs in dazzling colors.

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    Old Show Me the Mini
    Place: Harn Museum of Art - Gainesville, 3259 Hull Road, Florida, USA
    Date: Mar 21, 2017 to Nov 25, 2017
    Detail: This exhibition, which is drawn from the Harn’s permanent collection of Asian art, highlights an overlooked theme in Asian art and presents a unique opportunity to remind viewers that art comes in all shapes and sizes. It also illuminates the investigation by our collective via constant inquiries into size, scale, modeling, technique, means/opportunities, and intellectual and theoretic growth.

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    Old Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait
    Place: The Museum of Fine Arts, Caroline Wiess Law Building - Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, Texas, USA
    Date: Mar 21, 2017 to Jan 28, 2018
    Detail: The Museum’s landmark partnership with the Kuwait-based al-Sabah Collection and the cultural institution Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah continues with an expanded installation of Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait.

    The renowned al-Sabah Collection is one of the greatest privately held collections of Islamic art in the world. The collaboration with the Museum, established in 2012, led to the 2013 Houston debut of 67 objects ranging from carpets and architectural fragments to exquisite ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, scientific instruments, and manuscripts.

    This expanded installation more than triples the display, increasing the art on view to some 250 works that, together, present an impressive and comprehensive spectrum of Islamic art. Objects from the 8th to 18th century—made in North Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, India, the Iberian Peninsula, and Central Asia—demonstrate the development of techniques, craftsmanship, and aesthetics in Islamic visual culture.

    Among the highlights are a 16th-century Ottoman Turkish prayer carpet; a glass mosque lamp from 14th-century Cairo; an extraordinary earthenware bowl from 9th-century Iraq that transcends its humble function; early gold jewelry from Afghanistan and Syria; and opulent Mughal jewelry crafted in the refined kundan technique, including a brilliant bird pendant fabricated in late 16th-century India from gold, rubies, emeralds, diamonds, and rock crystals.

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    Old Sculpting Nature: Jade from the Collection
    Place: Crow Collection of Asian Art - Dallas, 2010 Flora St., Texas, USA
    Date: Mar 21, 2017 to Mar 10, 2018
    Detail: The permanent collection of the Crow Collection of Asian Art is comprised of a large number of various types of jade objects from the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). This outstanding collection of later-period jades is among the finest of its kind in the United States. Shining a spotlight on this strength of the museum\'s collection, the exhibition presents a stunning selection of jade objects that reflect multiple aspects of Chinese culture – from archaic ritual, through the world of the scholars, to the refinements of courtly life. Jade, a precious material found in nature, is fashioned into a diverse variety of objects that reflect Chinese culture, beliefs, and aesthetic tastes.

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    Old Design by the Book: Chinese Ritual Objects and the Sanli tu
    Place: Bard Graduate Center - New York, 18 West 86 Street, New York, USA
    Date: Mar 24, 2017 to Jul 30, 2017
    Detail: This exhibition explores the medieval Chinese book Sanli tu (Illustrations to the Ritual Classics) and its impact on Chinese material culture.

    Completed in 961 by Nie Chongyi (fl. 948–964), the Sanli tu is the oldest extant illustrated study of classical Chinese artifacts from musical instruments, maps, and court insignia to sacrificial jades, ceremonial dress, and mourning and funerary paraphernalia.

    Design by the Book brings to light the significance of this long overlooked book, which served as a guide both to the material culture of the Classics and to the design of Confucian ritual paraphernalia in postclassical, imperial China. It also address themes that go beyond the book itself, including Confucian ritual as a means to legitimate the monarchy, the birth of antiquarian scholarship in the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries, Emperor Huizong’s ritual reforms, and the role of the art market in driving the reproduction of artifacts illustrated in the book.

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    Old Zhang Peili: Record. Repeat.
    Place: Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Illinois, USA
    Date: Mar 30, 2017 to Jul 09, 2017

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    Old Kung Fu Wildstyle
    Place: Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Apr 01, 2017 to Apr 30, 2017
    Detail: To celebrate the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, we present a month-long exhibition and program series highlighting connections between African American and East Asian art, music, and film. The exhibition, Kung Fu Wildstyle, explores pop culture through contemporary street art, featuring works by legendary street artist and hip-hop impresario Fab 5 Freddy and Hong Kong graffiti and hip-hop pioneer MC Yan. They examine how Bruce Lee and kung fu affected New York City’s street culture and emerging hip-hop scene in the 1970s. Fab and MC Yan also show how this influence came full circle when hip-hop inspired a generation of Hong Kong street kids in the 1990s. Their paintings, which have previously popped up in New York, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, are enhanced by concerts, talks, and film screenings throughout April.

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    Old Storytelling in Bali: Paintings from the Bateson-Mead Collection
    Place: LACMA - Los Angeles, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., California, USA
    Date: Apr 01, 2017 to Jul 02, 2017
    Detail: The 13 paintings on display come from a collection of over 800 paintings that once belonged to cultural anthropologists Gregory Bateson (1904–1980) and Margaret Mead (1901–1978), who lived in Bali between the years 1936 and 1939. The paintings were collected while the couple conducted their renowned psychological study, Balinese Character. For Bateson and Mead, the paintings served as a window into the Balinese psyche. Produced by a group of artists working in the village of Batuan who had been developing a new genre of black-and-white paintings on paper in the decade prior to Bateson and Mead’s arrival in Bali, the works are inspired by various forms of Balinese storytelling including dance, drama, and the form of shadow puppetry known as wayang kulit, traditions that continue to be a source of entertainment today. Many of the stories are drawn from epic narratives of Hindu and Buddhist mythology that were transmitted from India in the early Common Era, and subsequently translated into local legends. Several expatriate Western artists were instrumental in the development of this unique painting style, including the Russian painter Walter Spies, the Dutch artist Rudolf Bonnet, and the Mexican painter Miguel Covarrubias.

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    Old The Terra Cotta Warriors
    Place: Bowers Museum - Santa Ana, 2002 North Main Street, California, USA
    Date: Apr 03, 2017 to Jun 02, 2017
    Detail: The Bowers Museum is thrilled to announce that it will be presenting an exhibition highlighting China’s terra cotta soldiers for a third time in the museum’s history. This exhibition is currently being organized in conjunction with various museum in Xian, Shaanxi Province, China.

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    Old Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.–A.D. 220)
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
    Date: Apr 03, 2017 to Jul 16, 2017
    Detail: Featuring more than 160 objects of ancient Chinese art, this major international loan exhibition will explore the unprecedented role of art in creating a new and lasting Chinese cultural identity. Synthesizing new archaeological discoveries with in-depth research performed over the last 50 years, Age of Empires will introduce a transformational era of Chinese civilization to a global audience.

    The works in the exhibition—extremely rare ceramics, metalwork, textiles, sculpture, painting, calligraphy, and architectural models—are drawn exclusively from 32 museums and archaeological institutions in the People\'s Republic of China, and a majority of the works have never before been seen in the West. Highlights include renowned terracotta army warriors and a striking statue of a seminude performer whose anatomical accuracy, unheard of in Chinese art, brings to mind Greco-Roman sculpture first introduced to Asia by Alexander the Great.

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    Old The Darkened Mirror: Global Perspectives on Water
    Place: The San Jose Museum of Art - San Jose, 110 South Market Street, California, USA
    Date: Apr 07, 2017 to Aug 27, 2017
    Detail: Our simultaneously abusive and dependent relationship with water has made it an international battleground not only of environmental issues, but also of humanitarian concerns. The Darkened Mirror complements the pristine waterscapes on view in the exhibition Fragile Waters by presenting recent work by international artists who address our conflicted relationship with water today. From their twenty-first-century points of view, they reveal an essential resource that is no longer merely threatened, but actively besieged: it is a troubling reflection of the contemporary moment. In their videos and installation work, these artists address such themes as water access and ownership in Cambodia; agricultural irrigation in the American Southwest; the ethical implications of desert settlements; river pollution in India; and the physical and political impact of climate change locally and globally. They draw urgent political and ecological debates into dialogue with aesthetics and participation. In doing so, they open a space for contemplation and action.

    Vibha Galhotra evoked a classic Hindu myth of rejuvenation in her poetic video Manthan (2015). Her subject is India’s Yamuna River, which rapid urbanization and unregulated sewage dumping have quickly made into one of the world’s most noxious rivers. In Cropped (2012), Dutch artist Gerco de Ruijter highlighted the surprising aesthetic impact of the central pivot irrigation system (a common agricultural practice that marks the land in circular patterns). He animated still images into a sequence that has a hypnotic and swelling urgency. The exhibition also includes work by Cambodian artist Khvay Samnang, Danish artist Jesper Just, and Bay Area artist Amy Balkin. In A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting (2012–ongoing), Balkin makes this global threat personal: she invites museum visitors to contribute to her ongoing collection of physical objects from places directly threatened by climate change.

    Sponsored by the Myra Reinhard Family Foundation.

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    Old Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered
    Place: Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Apr 08, 2017 to Jul 09, 2017
    Detail: In 2014, the Okada Museum of Art in Hakone, Japan, made an announcement that startled the art world. The new arts center revealed it had discovered a long-lost painting by Kitagawa Utamaro (1753–1806), a legendary but mysterious Japanese artist.

    Titled Snow at Fukagawa, the immense work is one of three paintings by Utamaro that idealize famous pleasure districts in Edo (now Tokyo). This trio reached the Paris art market in the late 1880s and was quickly dispersed. Museum founder Charles Lang Freer acquired Moon at Shinagawa in 1903. Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara passed through several hands in France until the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, purchased it in the late 1950s. And Snow at Fukagawa had been missing for nearly seventy years before it resurfaced in Hakone.

    For the first time in nearly 140 years, these paintings reunite in Inventing Utamaro at the Freer|Sackler, the only location to show all three original pieces. Contextualizing them within collecting and connoisseurship at the turn of the twentieth century, the exhibition explores the many questions surrounding the paintings and Utamaro himself.

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    Old Company School Painting in India (ca. 1770–1850)
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
    Date: Apr 10, 2017 to Oct 01, 2017
    Detail:

    As the British East India Company expanded its purview in India beyond trade to include diplomacy and administration, greater numbers of officers, and eventually their families, were stationed in the region. Many became active patrons of the arts, giving rise to the so-called Company School of painting—or simply Company painting—of the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Responding to their patrons\' European tastes, scientific interests, and sense of discovery, Indian artists—some previously trained in late-Mughal techniques of painting—evolved their styles to create large-scale images of India\'s flora, fauna, people, and landscape. While formal natural studies comprise a major genre of Company painting, other idioms, such as the picturesque—which offered romanticized views of landscape and architecture—also flourished.

    This exhibition brings together works from The Met collection that have never before been shown together and features the debut of two recent acquisitions.

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    Old Illustrating the Modern Novel: The Art of Mizuno Toshikata
    Place: Honolulu Museum of Art - Honolulu, 900 S. Beretania, Hawaii, USA
    Date: Apr 13, 2017 to Jun 18, 2017
    Detail: Mizuno Toshikata (1886–1908), a student of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839–1892), became one of the most prolific artists in the genre of kuchi-e, the multicolor, woodblock-printed frontispieces for popular fiction that were produced from the 1890s through the 1910s.

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    Old The Glazed Elephant: Ceramic Traditions in Cambodia
    Place: Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Apr 15, 2017 to May 15, 2017
    Detail: Water-pouring elephants; lime pots shaped like birds, rabbits, and lions; bottles with human faces and hands folded in reverence: these vessels feature in the ceramic traditions of the Angkor kingdom (802–1431). The Glazed Elephant explores these unconventional forms, their supposed functions, and the people who made and used them during this famous period in Cambodia’s history.

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    Old Common Pleasures: Art of Urban Life in Edo Japan
    Place: Seattle Art Museum - Seattle, 1300 First Avenue, Washington, USA
    Date: Apr 15, 2017 to Oct 22, 2017
    Detail: Japan saw an urban culture bloom during the Edo period (1603–1868). Residents in growing city centers, especially in Edo (present-day Tokyo), Kyoto, and Osaka, participated in many pastimes: theater, pleasure quarters, and festivals were among the most popular ones. Townspeople—made up of artisans and merchants, the two lower classes in the social hierarchy of the Edo period—became the catalyst of a vibrant artistic landscape.

    These paintings depict popular indulgences such as letting loose in the company of courtesans and seasonal events such as picnicking under cherry blossoms in the spring and dancing at festivals. The primary philosophical view of the time—“live for the moment”—fostered an aesthetic that is manifested in much of the art that engaged subjects dear to the townspeople’s sensibilities. Drawn from Seattle Art Museum as well as a private collection, the works on view showcase a diversity of leisure activities and common pleasures of ordinary people.

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    Old Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full Frame
    Place: The Rubin Museum of Art - New York, 150 West 17th St., USA
    Date: Apr 21, 2017 to Jul 31, 2017
    Detail: Displacement, political transformation, new nationalisms, the tension between urban and rural—India of the mid-twentieth century does not sound so distant from the world today. It was a time and place of change, captured expertly and in great depth by the pioneering photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004).

    In 1947 Cartier-Bresson co-founded the internationally renowned cooperative photographic agency Magnum Photos. Later that same year he undertook his first trip to India as part of a three-year stay in Asia. At the time, India was undergoing a massive political transition, having gained independence from British colonial rule and been partitioned from Pakistan. In January 1948 Cartier-Bresson traveled to Delhi to meet with one of the key players in that transition, India’s great leader Mahatma Gandhi. It would be one of Gandhi’s final meetings before the leader’s assassination at the hands of a Hindu nationalist on January 30.

    The resulting photos of Gandhi’s last day of life and the events surrounding his funeral, which helped catapult Cartier-Bresson to international fame, are part of a selection of 69 photographs from the photographer’s travels to India shared in the exhibition. They reflect his abiding interest in the people and sites of India, including some examples of his “street photography” style that has influenced generations of photographers. Together they illustrate a master photographer’s perspective on transformative moments in Indian history.

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    Old Batik Textiles of Java
    Place: Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Illinois, USA
    Date: Apr 21, 2017 to Sep 21, 2017

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    Old Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit and Afterlife Objects from Xuzhou
    Place: China Institute - New York, 100 Washington Street, USA
    Date: May 01, 2017 to May 30, 2017
    Detail: This exhibition will feature exquisite jade, including a rare jade burial suit and other afterlife objects from Han Dynasty tombs to explore these ancient kings' visions of life and death.

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    Old Japanese Painting: A Walk in the Countryside
    Place: LACMA - Los Angeles, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., California, USA
    Date: May 13, 2017 to Sep 10, 2017
    Detail: Whereas European art often depicts nature as something to be feared—a place of wolves and specters—nature in Japanese art is respected, even revered, as an ideal retreat for those needing meditation or tranquility. Beginning in the Heian period (794–1185), nature developed into one of the most common themes in Japanese painting. Japanese Paintings: A Walk in Nature features 24 paintings on scrolls and screens spanning four centuries (16th to 20th), which depict nature painted from observation or from memory in adherence to established models. The exhibition, which includes deities finding space for meditation and joy within nature, flora and fauna, and human appreciation of nature within the setting of a garden, highlights works by representational artists from the Maruyama, Rimpa, and Literati schools, as well as pieces heavily influenced by Chinese masterpieces.

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    Old Global Warming: Quilts, Coverlets and Blankets
    Place: Honolulu Museum of Art - Honolulu, 900 S Beretania St, Hawaii, USA
    Date: May 18, 2017 to Sep 17, 2017
    Detail: This exhibition highlights textile works from around world that go beyond the basics of providing protection, warmth, security, and comfort. Made from wool, silk, and cotton, they were worn as emblems of status, displayed as ceremonial banners, presented as tribute cloth or used in trade. Whether the artists are identified or remain anonymous, their legacy unfolds with each piece, an intricately handmade record of history.

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    Old Court and Capital
    Place: Ackland Art Museum - Chapel Hill, 101 S. Columbia Street, North Carolina, USA
    Date: May 31, 2017 to Dec 10, 2017
    Detail: The courts and cities of Asia were―and still are―some of the largest and most important on earth. This exhibition presents the grand customs and fashions of Asian capitals, and looks at their transition from feudal seats to modern megacities.

    Court and Capital is part of a groundbreaking re-installation of the Ackland Art Museum’s Asian galleries, presenting the Museum’s acclaimed collection of art from across the continent.

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    Old Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes from the Minneapolis Institute of Art
    Place: The Ringling - Sarasota, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Florida, USA
    Date: Jun 09, 2017 to Sep 10, 2017
    Detail: Demonstrating The Ringling’s continuing commitment to the study of Asian art, Eternal Offerings showcases nearly 100 Chinese bronze objects from the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Its collection of this material is generally considered to be one of the most important in the United States, and The Ringling is the exclusive venue for this fascinating exhibition.

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    Old Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection
    Place: The Met Fifth Avenue - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, USA
    Date: Jun 13, 2017 to Feb 04, 2018
    Detail: A spectacular loan exhibition devoted to masterworks of Japanese bamboo art will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the summer of 2017. With works by eminent bamboo masters dating from the late 19th century to the present—the era when basketry in Japan became recognized as a form of art transcending “craft” — Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection will showcase more than 80 baskets and abstract sculptures. Award-winning works by all six artists who are designated as Living National Treasures will be featured. Highlighting key stages in the modern history of Japanese bamboo art, the exhibition will bring into sharp focus the transformations of styles and plaiting techniques, while introducing the main lineages of bamboo masters and showing the emergence of a contemporary bamboo art scene.

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    Old The World Is Sound
    Place: The Rubin Museum of Art - New York, 150 West 17th St., USA
    Date: Jun 16, 2017 to Aug 16, 2017
    Detail: Interweaving contemporary sonic experiences with historical art from the collection, this exhibition employs sound art to deepen our understanding of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practice. Through the introduction of sound, this exhibition will expand awareness beyond conventional object-focused narratives to a wide variety of embodied encounters. Designed within an overarching framework of Himalayan history and art, installations will not only be audible, but also will engage visitors with objects in the collection in philosophical, bodily, and social realms of knowledge and experience.

    Curated by Risha Lee

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    Old China’s 8 Brokens Puzzles of the Treasured Past
    Place: Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Massachusetts, USA
    Date: Jun 16, 2017 to Oct 29, 2017
    Detail: The first-ever exhibition dedicated to bapo (or “eight brokens”) painting, a revolutionary artistic genre that emerged in China during the mid-19th century. Eight is a lucky number in Chinese culture, and bapo refers to the damaged cultural ephemera hyper-realistically depicted in the paintings—worm-eaten calligraphies, partial book pages, burned paintings, remnants of rubbings and torn-open letters. They are usually arranged in a haphazard, collage-like composition, created with Chinese ink and colors on paper or silk. When bapo emerged, this unexpected imagery was radically distinct from classical Chinese landscape and figure painting, and became popular among an aspiring, urban middle class delighted by its visual trickery and sophistication. After 1949, the art form was largely forgotten, but has recently been rediscovered by contemporary artists and collectors. The rediscovery of bapo has prompted curators to now decipher the puzzle of the meaning of the images. This exhibition presents some of the finest examples of bapo paintings dating back to the 19th century, as well as a contemporary work by artist Geng Xuezhi, and includes new acquisitions and loans from museums and private collections located in the United States and Asia. They are interspersed with three-dimensional decorative and functional objects that display bapo imagery.

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    Old Hidden Nature: Sopheap Pich
    Place: Crow Collection of Asian Art - Dallas, 2010 Flora St., Texas, USA
    Date: Jun 25, 2017 to Jan 07, 2018
    Detail: The Crow Collection of Asian Art is pleased to announce the presentation of a solo exhibition of the work of Sopheap Pich, recognized today as Cambodia’s most internationally prominent contemporary artist.

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    Old Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
    Place: Seattle Art Museum - Seattle, 1300 First Avenue, Washington, USA
    Date: Jun 30, 2017 to Sep 10, 2017
    Detail: Spanning over five decades, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors focuses on the evolution of the Japanese artist’s immersive, multi-reflective Infinity Mirror Rooms. Central to the exhibition is Kusama’s original 1965 mirror room, in which she displayed a vast expanse of red-spotted, white tubers in a room lined with mirrors, creating the illusion of an infinite space, a surreal landscape in which the viewer is situated at the center. The exhibition explores how Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms developed from a more material engagement with sculptural forms to ethereal mirror rooms in which light and reflections extend in all directions, allowing the visitor to seemingly float in a magical space.

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    Old Hard Bodies: Contemporary Japanese Lacquer Sculpture
    Place: Minneapolis Institute of Art - Minneapolis, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minnesota, USA
    Date: Oct 07, 2017 to Feb 10, 2018
    Detail: It’s an art nearly as old as civilization itself. Since the Neolithic era, artisans in East Asia have coated bowls, cups, boxes, baskets, and other utilitarian objects with a natural polymer distilled from the sap of the rhus verniciflua, known as the lacquer tree. Lacquerware was—and still is—prized for its sheen, a lustrous beauty that artists learned to accentuate over the centuries with inlaid gold, silver, mother-of-pearl, and other precious materials.

    Since the late 1980s, this tradition has been challenged. A small but enterprising circle of lacquer artists have pushed the medium in entirely new and dynamic directions by creating large-scale sculptures, works that are both conceptually innovative and superbly exploitive of lacquer’s natural virtues. Thirty works by 16 artists comprise the first-ever comprehensive exhibition of contemporary Japanese lacquer sculpture. They have all been drawn from the Clark Collections at Mia, the only collection in the world to feature this extraordinary new form.

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    Old Boundless Peaks: Ink Paintings by Minol Araki
    Place: Minneapolis Institute of Art - Minneapolis, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minnesota, USA
    Date: Oct 07, 2017 to Feb 12, 2018
    Detail: Renowned as an industrial designer, Minol Araki (1928–2010) was also a prolific painter with a firm grounding in East Asian painting traditions. Born in China to Japanese parents, and active professionally in New York and Taipei, Araki created an immense body of ink paintings that reimagined tradition and straddled East and West.

    This exhibition is organized around five mid-career, large-scale works—monumental compositions, each of which stretches more than 70 feet—depicting landscapes, dragons, snow monkeys, and lotus ponds. Each painting is complemented by early and late works that marry influences as disparate as the eccentric Chinese painter Bada Shanren (c. 1626–1705), the Lithuanian-American artist Ben Shahn (1898–1969), Araki’s mentor, the renowned Chinese traditionalist painter Zhang Daqian (1899–1983), and medieval Japanese Zen painters.

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    Old Resounding: Bells of Ancient China
    Place: Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Oct 14, 2017 to Dec 14, 2017
    Detail: Musical innovations in the Bronze Age meld with today’s digital technology in this interactive exploration of ancient Chinese bells. Thousands of years ago, Chinese musicians worked with foundry technicians to cast matched sets of bronze bells of different sizes to produce a range of tones. They developed oval-shaped bells that, depending on where they were struck, produced two distinct pitches with an intentional interval between them. Resounding investigates this advancement, with displays of early instruments and a bell set discovered in a Chinese tomb, videos of ancient bells being played, and chances to compose your own music on bronze bells.

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    Old Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia
    Place: Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Oct 14, 2017 to Oct 14, 2020
    Detail: Encounter Buddhist art through the lens of spiritual practice and the perspectives of practitioners. Drawing on the Freer|Sackler’s collections from across Asia, this exhibition expands the understanding of Buddhism in Asian art through both beautiful objects and immersive spaces. Visitors can step into a Tibetan Buddhist shrine, travel the Buddhist world with an eighth-century Korean monk, visit a Sri Lankan stupa, meet teachers and guardians, and discover multiple Buddhas and bodhisattvas. Encountering the Buddha illuminates the ways in which art and place embody and express the teachings of Buddhism.

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    Old Empress Dowager Cixi: Selections from the Summer Palace
    Place: Bowers Museum - Santa Ana, 2002 North Main Street, California, USA
    Date: Nov 12, 2017 to Mar 11, 2018
    Detail: Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) stands in the center of modern Chinese history. While most commonly understood as a politician, this formidable matriarch was also introduced to Western audience or reader as a connoisseur, patron and even creator of art in the early twentieth century, a phenomenon that interestingly fell unnoticed in modern scholarship.

    This exhibition is the first of its kind in the United States to explore the empress dowager’s roles beyond politics. It has been organized through a groundbreaking partnership with the Summer Palace Museum in Beijing. Upon viewing this exhibition, it will become clear that Cixi not only led politics, but also art of China at the crossroads of tradition and innovation. The exhibition reconstructs the matriarch’s everyday life in the Summer Palace, presenting her multi-faceted roles of politician, matriarch and connoisseur of various arts through four different sections and over 100 objects that have never before been seen in the United States.

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    Old Krishna in the garden of Assam: the cultural context of an Indian textile
    Place: The British Museum - London, Great Russell Street, United Kingdom
    Date: Jan 21, 2016 to Aug 15, 2017
    Detail: Discover a little-known chapter of Indian history through the largest surviving example of an Assamese devotional textile, the ‘Vrindavani Vastra’.

    The Vrindavani Vastra will be displayed alongside other Assamese objects from the British Museum and several important loans, including another magnificent example of one of these Krishna textiles on loan from Chepstow Museum.

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    Old Garnitures: Vase Sets from National Trust Houses
    Place: Victoria and Albert Museum - London, Cromwell Road, United Kingdom
    Date: Oct 11, 2016 to Apr 30, 2017
    Detail: The popularity of the garniture in 17th-century Europe influenced interior design, global trade and pottery manufacture. This display showcases rare surviving examples from 13 different National Trust houses.


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    Old Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London
    Place: Victoria and Albert Museum - London, Cromwell Road, United Kingdom
    Date: Jan 14, 2017 to Apr 02, 2017
    Detail: Explore the life, work and lasting impact of John Lockwood Kipling (1837 – 1911), an artist, writer, museum director, teacher, conservationist and influential figure in the Arts and Crafts movement.

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    Old Journey Through Japan
    Place: Warwick District Council - Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, Riverside House, Milverton Hill, United Kingdom
    Date: Jan 20, 2017 to Apr 02, 2017
    Detail: Touring exhibition on loan from the Horniman Museum & Gardens

    Marjorie Bell (1890 –1962) was born in Edinburgh and brought up in Australia. In 1903, she left her home on a sheep station at Shelford in Victoria to travel around Japan with her mother Hester and cousin Leslie. They arrived in Japan on 14 June and spent two months travelling around the country.

    During the journey both Marjorie and Leslie took photographs, which were processed at Japanese studios, and Marjorie wrote a diary. The entries which Marjorie made in her diary provide the captions for this exhibition.

    The original diary will also be displayed alongside the photographs. This touring exhibition on loan from the Horniman Museum & Gardens will be complemented by a selection of works from our own collection.

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    Old Nature's Song: Chinese Bird and Flower Paintings
    Place: National Museum Cardiff - Cardiff, Cathays Park, United Kingdom
    Date: Jan 21, 2017 to Apr 23, 2017
    Detail: A stunning collection of traditional Chinese flower and bird paintings spanning 600 years, on show in the UK for the first time.

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    Old Hong Ling - Selected
    Place: Museum of East Asian Art - Bath, 12 Bennett Street, United Kingdom
    Date: Feb 25, 2017 to Jul 02, 2017
    Detail: MEAA is delighted to host a small selection of paintings from the Hong Ling retrospective exhibition touring Europe.

    The exhibition begins with early works from the late 1980s when Hong Ling completed his graduate training in western oil painting at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (CAFA). In the 1990s, his work was richly informed by his extensive travels across China, Asia, and many remote parts of the world. During this time, Hong Ling also started setting up his studio residence in the region of Mount Huangshan, a picturesque UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Anhui Province in eastern China. Since then, he has focussed exclusively on landscape painting, encapsulating the traditions of Chinese aesthetic philosophies with western painting medium. Working in parallel studios in Huangshan and Beijing, devoted to both oil and ink painting, Hong Ling’s works tell the story of one artist’s embrace of the natural world, his personal development, and his versatile creativity.

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    Old Collecting the Past: Scholars’ Taste in Chinese Art
    Place: Ashmolean Museum - Oxford, Beaumont Street, United Kingdom
    Date: Mar 21, 2017 to Oct 22, 2017
    Detail: This display features a range of Chinese paintings created by scholar-artists since the 18th century.

    These art works represent the tradition of collecting the past, aesthetic taste and the values of the Chinese literati who governed China for more than ten centuries. Explore the objects with which the scholars surrounded themselves in their studies, such as brush pots, ink stones, water droppers and scholar’s rocks.

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    Old Ten Days Six Nights
    Place: Tate Modern - Bankside, London, United Kingdom
    Date: Mar 24, 2017 to Apr 02, 2017
    Detail: BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights marks a new departure in the concept of the art exhibition: from a static presentation to an experience of art that unfolds through time.

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    Old From ancient to the new Silk Road
    Place: Museo d'Arte Orientale - 10122 Torino, Via San Domenico, 11, Italy
    Date: Mar 31, 2017 to Jul 02, 2017

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    Old Beyond the Brush: Abstract Ink Paintings since 1960
    Place: Ashmolean Museum - Oxford, Beaumont Street, United Kingdom
    Date: Apr 04, 2017 to Aug 28, 2017
    Detail: 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.

    Chinese ink, acrylic and collage were combined to create vibrant images. Most ink paintings blended the brush strokes of Chinese calligraphy with the shapes and colours of modern Western art. Works by Liu Kuo Sung, Chen Ting Shih, Chuang Che and Fong Chung Ray will be displayed.

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    Old Forbidden City — Life in the Court of Chinese Emperors
    Place: Museum Center Vapriikki - Tampere, Alaverstaanraitti 5, Finland
    Date: Apr 21, 2017 to Oct 10, 2017

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    Old Chinese Coins from the Scholar’s Study
    Place: Ashmolean Museum - Oxford, Beaumont Street, United Kingdom
    Date: Apr 25, 2017 to Sep 24, 2017
    Detail: 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.

    This display shows a selection of coins and related collectable tokens.

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    Old Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave
    Place: British Museum - London, Great Russell Street, United Kingdom
    Date: May 25, 2017 to Aug 13, 2017
    Detail: Experience the beautiful and sublime work of one of Japan’s greatest artists.

    Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is widely regarded as one of Japan’s most famous and influential artists. He produced works of astonishing quality right up until his death at the age of 90. This new exhibition will lead you on an artistic journey through the last 30 years of Hokusai’s life – a time when he produced some of his most memorable masterpieces.

    Throughout the exhibition, outstanding examples of Hokusai’s work will show the artist’s creative breadth and depth. A selection of superb landscapes is introduced with the iconic Great Wave – itself part of a print series of views of Mt Fuji. Intimate domestic scenes capture fleeting moments in private lives. Exquisite depictions of flora and fauna display an innate skill in representing the natural world. The artist’s imagination is given full rein in the portrayal of supernatural creatures such as ghosts and deities. Through all of these works, explore Hokusai’s personal beliefs and gain a fascinating insight into the artist’s spiritual and artistic quest in his later years.

    The exhibition will include prints, paintings and illustrated books, many of which are on loan from Japan, Europe and the USA. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these extraordinary works together.

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    Old Faces of China. Chinese Portrait Painting of the Ming and Qing Dynasty (1368–1912)
    Place: Museum für Asiatische Kunst - Berlin, Kulturforum, Matthäikirchplatz, Germany
    Date: Oct 12, 2017 to Jan 07, 2018
    Detail: Faces of China: Chinese Portrait Painting of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368–1912) will be the first exhibition in Europe to explicitly focus on Chinese portrait painting. Portrait painting has a history of over 2000 years in China. In the period from 1600 to 1900 it experienced a heyday, stimulated by the arrival of Italian Jesuit painters around 1600, bringing with them European portrait-painting techniques. Presenting an unparalleled selection of over 100 portraits from the collections of the Palace Museum in Beijing and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the exhibition covers a span of 500 years, focusing particularly on the Qing dynasty. During this period portraiture reached a previously unknown level of variety, encompassing formal court and ancestor portraits, military portraits, and informal portraits of artists, officials and talented women.

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    Old Nestorian Crosses of the Yuan Dynasty
    Place: University Museum and Art Gallery - Hong Kong, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Date: Jun 10, 2016 to Dec 31, 2022
    Detail: The University of Hong Kong’s (HKU) Nestorian crosses were assembled by a Mr. F. A. Nixon who served as a British postal commissioner in Beijing in the 1930s and 1940s. Subsequently the collection was acquired by the Lee Hysan Foundation and donated to Hong Kong University in 1961.

    Nestorian bronze crosses were cast in the Ordos region in north-west China (Inner Mongolia) during the Yuan dynasty (1272–1368). They measure between 3 and 8 cm in height, are flat plaque-like ornaments with an outline in high relief and have a loop on the back suggesting that they were used as personal seals and were worn on the body. The loop facilitates a strapping to human clothing or girdles. The fine motifs of the cast Christian and Buddhist symbols and the rare survival of red-coloured ink deposits in intermittent lower parts of the design, suggested that these seals were used as chops and transferred their individual designs by printing them on other matters. Although all crosses are cast, the Nestorian crosses all seem to be unique and are, in fact, characteristic for their individual designs.

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    Old Beyond words:Calligraphic traditions of Asia
    Place: Art Gallery of New South Wales - Sydney, Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 2000, Australia
    Date: Aug 27, 2016 to Apr 30, 2017
    Detail: Explore 1000 years of the beauty, power and spirit of calligraphy in Asian art.

    Calligraphy, or beautiful hand-writing, is considered the highest artistic achievement in many Asian cultures.

    Drawn from the Gallery’s collection and enriched with a significant loan from the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, this exhibition showcases diverse calligraphic traditions in both religious and secular contexts, across a range of mediums from the ancient to the contemporary. On display are treasures from the Chinese scholar’s desk such as brushes, pots and holders as well as exquisite works on paper, textiles and ceramics.

    The art of writing using brush and ink is a marker of cultivation and character for educated women and men in China, Korea and Japan. In the Islamic world, where writing the Arabic script is primarily associated with the Qur’an, the practice of calligraphy is seen as a way to express piety.

    Two interactive contemporary works illuminate the place of calligraphy in art and society today. Persian for kids 2012 by Iranian-born artist Parastou Forouhar gives viewers the chance to practise calligraphy by using zoomorphic script to draw animals. Xu Bing’s Square Word Calligraphy Classroom 1994-96 – which is open for participation 11am-1pm and 2-4pm daily – replicates a classroom where instructions are provided for preparing ink, holding the brush and making brushstrokes.

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    Old The Secret Garden: Symbols of Nature in Wood, Silver and Gold
    Place: Liang Yi Museum - Sheung Wan, 181-199 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong
    Date: Sep 01, 2016 to Mar 31, 2017
    Detail: Liang Yi Museum is delighted to announce its exhibition The Secret Garden: Symbols of Nature in Wood, Silver and Gold, opening on September 1st 2016 and running until March 2017. Featuring over two hundred objects from the museum’s three permanent collections - antique Chinese furniture from the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1912) dynasties, European silverware from the eighteenth to twentieth century and European vanities dating from the 1900s to today – the exhibition will be the largest showcase of the collection to date. It examines the significance of nature as a theme in art among different cultures, as well how craftsmen working in various mediums found ways to express nature through a visual language understood by all.

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    Old Wu Guanzhong: A Walk through Nature
    Place: National Gallery - Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road #01–01, Singapore
    Date: Dec 14, 2016 to Dec 03, 2017
    Detail: Wu Guanzhong travelled widely across China in his lifetime, covering numerous cities and drawing inspiration from the rivers, mountains and towns that he encountered. This exhibition explores 16 works which Wu painted of China from the 1960s until the 2000s. Join Wu on his search for beauty—not only in the landscape, but also within the painted forms in his work.

    This is the first in a series of exhibitions at the Wu Guanzhong Gallery. On an annual rotation basis, this dedicated space showcases works donated by Wu and his family, within the wider context of ink aesthetics and art history. The most valuable donation ever made to a Singapore museum to date, this is the largest holding of his work in a public museum in the world.

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    Old Time, light, Japan: Japanese art 1990s to now
    Place: Art Gallery of New South Wales - Sydney, Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 2000, Australia
    Date: Dec 17, 2016 to Apr 30, 2017
    Detail: Bask in and interact with Japanese art exploring time and light through video, photography, sound and installation from the 1990s to now.

    Creative collective teamLab’s glittering Flowers and People – Gold 2015 is shown at the Gallery for the first time. Each interaction with this immersive work is unique as flowers bloom and fade in response to the presence of viewers.

    Another recent acquisition on display is Yasumasa Morimura’s Las meninas reborn in the night 2013, a series of eight sumptuous photographs taken over the course of a night at the Prado Museum. The images recreate moments from the famous 1656 painting Las meninas by Diego Velázquez – with Morimura playing all roles including Velázquez.

    Also on display are collection favourites such as Akio Makigawa’s bronze and onyx installation Garden of desire V 1995 and Tatsuo Miyajima’s eternally counting Region no 126701 – 127000 1991.

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    Old Returning Home: Zisha Ware in the Permanent Collection of The Palace Museum
    Place: Yixing Art Museum - Jiangsu Sheng, Jiubin Ave, Yixing Shi, Wuxi Shi, People's Republic Of China
    Date: Jan 12, 2017 to Apr 12, 2017

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    Old Art Totems Bridging East & West: Eddie Lui's Four Decades of Artistic Pursuit
    Place: University Museum and Art Gallery - Hong Kong, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Date: Jan 18, 2017 to Mar 26, 2017
    Detail: This exhibition presents over 60 artworks documenting the artist Eddie Lui’s distinguished career. A successful banker, Eddie Lui began as a part-time artist before exchanging his corporate career for a full-time engagement with his passion for art. The public display at UMAG, as well as the accompanying catalogue, follow a strict chronology and honour the artistic contribution of one of the city’s most celebrated contemporary artists.

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    Old i Light Marina Bay 2017
    Place: Marina Bay Waterfront - Singapore, Singapore
    Date: Mar 03, 2017 to Mar 26, 2017
    Detail: Nature and the city come together in new light at i Light Marina Bay 2017, Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival. Promising a visual treat with its fifth edition, innovative and sustainable light art installations from Singapore and around the world will illuminate the iconic Marina Bay, transforming it into a magnificent display of colours and creativity.

    Come experience an incredible line-up of programmes and activities – from delectable outdoor dining options and artisan flea offerings, to engaging artist workshops and community events. Taking place over four weekends, i Light Marina Bay 2017 promises an enriching and fun-filled experience for you and your family.

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    Old Christmas Island, Naturally by Robert Zhao Renhui
    Place: ShanghART Gallery - Singapore, 9 Lock Road #02-22, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
    Date: Mar 11, 2017 to May 08, 2017
    Detail: ShanghART Singapore is pleased to present a solo show by acclaimed Singapore artist and photographer Robert Zhao Renhui, titled “Christmas Island, Naturally” on view from 11 March through 8 May. The exhibition comprises works commissioned for and exhibited at the Sydney Biennale 2016 and marks the debut of these works in Singapore, as well as showcasing previously unexhibited works in the series.

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    Old Rediscovering Treasures: Ink Art from the Xiu Hai Lou Collection
    Place: National Gallery, City Hall Wing, Level 4, Wu Guanzhong Gallery - Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road #01–01, Singapore
    Date: Mar 11, 2017 to Dec 03, 2017
    Detail: The Xiu Hai Lou Collection is the largest and most established private collection of Chinese painting and calligraphy in Singapore today. Founded by the late Mr Yeo Khee Lim, it encompasses a rich variety of styles and genres, including works from different regional schools and esteemed masters. Drawing on close to 100 works from the Collection, this exhibition offers visitors a rare insight into the evolution of modern Chinese painting from tradition to modernity.

    Two complementary shows featuring artists renowned for their innovative approaches to modern Chinese painting are running in tandem with this exhibition—Wu Guanzhong: A Walk through Nature and Strokes of Life: The Art of Chen Chong Swee. Chen Chong Swee was the artistic advisor to Yeo Khee Lim and even coined the name “Xiu Hai Lou”.

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    Old Strokes of Life: The Art of Chen Chong Swee
    Place: National Gallery, City Hall Wing, Level 4 Gallery - Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road #01–01, Singapore
    Date: Mar 11, 2017 to Dec 03, 2017
    Detail: Chen Chong Swee was an important early Singapore artist and educator who made significant contributions to the development of the Singapore and Malaya art scenes. He was amongst the first artists in Singapore to incorporate local subjects in his works, depicting Malay village scenes in his ink paintings from as early as the 1930s.

    This show features key works from his six decade-long career. It highlights his proficiency in both Chinese and Western art traditions as well as his exploration and experimentation with Chinese painting techniques.

    Wu Guanzhong: A Walk through Nature and Rediscovering Treasures: Ink Art from the Xiu Hai Lou Collection are running at the Wu Guanzhong Gallery in tandem with this exhibition. Viewed collectively, these complementary shows offer a broad overview of the evolution of modern Chinese painting.

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    Old Imagining Qianlong: Louis XV’s Chinese Emperor Tapestries and Battle Scene Prints at the Imperial Court in Beijing
    Place: University Museum and Art Gallery - Hong Kong, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Date: Mar 15, 2017 to May 28, 2017
    Detail: This unprecedented exhibition highlights four of the magnificent chinoiserie tapestries of Chinese Emperor Qianlong, woven after designs by François Boucher at the famous Beauvais manufactory from 1758–1760. The large and well-preserved textiles form part of the royal French commission by King Louis XV, part of which was presented to Qianlong in 1766.

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    Old Bliss of the Ancient Orient: From Egypt to China
    Place: Miho Museum - Shigaraki, Shiga, 300, Tashiro Momodani, Japan
    Date: Mar 18, 2017 to Jun 18, 2017
    Detail: Ancient works of art was not created solely by the ingenuity of one person. They were refined and polished by people of various regions and cultures generations after generations; thereby, reveals the hidden epic of the past and display our fundamental desire for eternal bliss; in other words - a heart that seeks beauty.

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    Old Seeking the Beauty of Japanese Glass: The Bindeisha Collection
    Place: Miho Museum - Shigaraki, Shiga, 300, Tashiro Momodani, Japan
    Date: Mar 18, 2017 to Jun 18, 2017
    Detail: Though there are countless outstanding glassworks in the world, is there anything more ephemeral and delicate than vidro from the Edo period (1600-1868) with its indescribable sublime color? The artisans who handled the glass, melted in the flames, created intricate variations with their craft and skill. The differences created by the air blown into the bottles, the subtle gradations of blue, green, and pruple, the exquisite color composition of marble glass, the gentle feel of the surface, and each facet cut carefully with a metal file all give Japanese glass a soft cut unlike the lines made by cutting wheels.

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    Old Reunions: A Collector’s Journey
    Place: Liang Yi Museum - Sheung Wan, 181-199 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong
    Date: Mar 21, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018
    Detail: Inspired by the three movements of Beethoven's Les Adieux, or Piano Sonata No. 26, Das Lebewohl (The Farewell), Abwesenheit (The Absence) and Das Wiedersehen (The Return), this exhibition explores the relevance of the themes of loss, absence and return in the process of building a collection. Featuring over one hundred pieces of Chinese furniture from the Ming and Qing dynasties, Reunions: A Collector’s Journey tells the story of how Liang Yi Museum’s first collection was built and how Peter Fung, the museum’s founder, spent decades reuniting antiques—ones that had originally come in sets—with their long-lost counterparts.

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    Old Siapa Nama Kamu? Art in Singapore since the 19th Century
    Place: National Gallery - Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore
    Date: Mar 24, 2017 to Apr 24, 2017
    Detail: \"Siapa Nama Kamu?\" means \"What is your name?\" The inaugural exhibition of the DBS Singapore Gallery poses this question, inviting visitors to consider how art may relate to issues of self and community, and what it means to look at Singapore through its art.

    Siapa Nama Kamu? weaves together a rich and captivating narrative of artworks in a broadly chronological sequence, covering Singapore’s art history from the 19th century to the present day. Drawing on close to 400 works, it explores the influences and practices that have shaped and transformed Singapore art. Each artwork provides insights into why and how an artist responded to his surroundings and circumstances. Taken as a whole, the wide range of artworks reflects the complexities involved in telling this extensive story.

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    Old From the Realm of the Immortals: Meanings and Representations of the Deer from the Nanjing Museum
    Place: Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies - Shatin, N.T., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Date: Mar 24, 2017 to Apr 28, 2017

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    Old Between Declarations and Dreams: Art of Southeast Asia since the 19th Century
    Place: National Gallery - Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore
    Date: Mar 24, 2017 to Apr 30, 2017
    Detail: Housed in the former Supreme Court building, the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery presents an exhibition on the art of Southeast Asia through shared artistic impulses across the region.

    Starting in the 19th century, the history of Southeast Asian art is characterised by a continuous encounter with the new, inseparably linked to the region’s tumultuous social and political history. The meaning and expression of art was constantly negotiated as artists of Southeast Asia sought to incorporate and reinvent local expressions and aesthetic traditions as they grappled with modernity.

    The curatorial narrative explores four main themes places in a broadly chronological sequence, each one critically examining the shared artistic impulse of the region for each period: Authority and Anxiety, Imagining Country and Self, Manifesting the Nation, and Re:Defining Art.

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    Old Enduring Presence: The Art of Professor Jao Tsung-i in the Collection of the Department of Fine Arts and Art Museum, CUHK
    Place: Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies - Shatin, N.T., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Date: Mar 25, 2017 to Apr 14, 2017

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    Old Painting Animation:The Cold Food Observance
    Place: National Palace Museum (Northern Branch) Exhibition Area I 102 - Taipei, No.221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taiwan
    Date: Mar 31, 2017 to Jun 29, 2017
    Detail: The Cold Food Observance manuscript was composed in 1079 while Su Shi was living in exile in Huangzhou (Huanggang, Hubei). On the Cold Food Festival in the fourth month of his third year there, he was inspired by the change in seasons to comment on the difficulties of life and the frustrations in his official career, composing \"Two Poems on the Cold Food Observance in Rain,\" which he later transcribed in calligraphy to this hand scroll. Later generations praise this manuscript as Su Shi\'s best surviving calligraphy. At the end of the manuscript is a colophon by Huang Tingjian, adding another layer for appreciation.

    This film utilizes the newest animation technologies to capture the dramatic interplay between the fluctuating emotions in Su Shi\'s poems and the expressive ink traces left by his brush. Su Shi’s characters lean here and there in a bold and unrestrained manner, exhibiting complexity in rhythm and form.

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    Old The Beauty of RU: Exhibition of Northern Song Dynasty Ru Ware
    Place: K.Y. Fine Art - Hong Kong, G/F, 142 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong
    Date: Apr 01, 2017 to Apr 08, 2017
    Detail: Includes more than 80 choice Ru shards from K.Y. Ng and Ronald W. Longsdorf collections.

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    Old The Ancient Art of Writing: Selections from the History of Chinese Calligraphy
    Place: National Palace Museum (Gallery: (Northern Branch) Exhibition Area I 204,206) - Taipei, No.221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taiwan
    Date: Apr 01, 2017 to Jun 25, 2017
    Detail: To meet the need for recording information and ideas, unique forms of calligraphy (the art of writing) have been part of the Chinese cultural tradition through the ages. Naturally finding applications in daily life, calligraphy still serves as a continuous link between the past and the present. The development of calligraphy, long a subject of interest in Chinese culture, is the theme of this exhibit, which presents to the public selections from the National Palace Museum collection arranged in chronological order for a general overview.

    The dynasties of the Qin (221-206 BCE) and Han (206 BCE-220 CE) represent a crucial era in the history of Chinese calligraphy. On the one hand, diverse forms of brushed and engraved \"ancient writing\" and \"large seal\" scripts were unified into a standard type known as \"small seal.\" On the other hand, the process of abbreviating and adapting seal script to form a new one known as \"clerical\" (emerging previously in the Eastern Zhou dynasty) was finalized, thereby creating a universal script in the Han dynasty. In the trend towards abbreviation and brevity in writing, clerical script continued to evolve and eventually led to the formation of \"cursive,\" \"running,\" and \"standard\" script. Since changes in writing did not take place overnight, several transitional styles and mixed scripts appeared in the chaotic post-Han period, but these transformations eventually led to established forms for brush strokes and characters.

    The dynasties of the Sui (581-618) and Tang (618-907) represent another important period in Chinese calligraphy. Unification of the country brought calligraphic styles of the north and south together as brushwork methods became increasingly complete. Starting from this time, standard script would become the universal form through the ages. In the Song dynasty (960-1279), the tradition of engraving modelbook copies became a popular way to preserve the works of ancient masters. Song scholar-artists, however, were not satisfied with just following tradition, for they considered calligraphy also as a means of creative and personal expression.

    Revivalist calligraphers of the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), in turning to and advocating revivalism, further developed the classical traditions of the Jin and Tang dynasties. At the same time, notions of artistic freedom and liberation from rules in calligraphy also gained momentum, becoming a leading trend in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Among the diverse manners of this period, the elegant freedom of semi-cursive script contrasts dramatically with more conservative manners. Thus, calligraphers with their own styles formed individual paths that were not overshadowed by the mainstream of the time.

    Starting in the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), scholars increasingly turned to inspiration from the rich resource of ancient works inscribed with seal and clerical script. Influenced by an atmosphere of closely studying these antiquities, Qing scholars became familiar with steles and helped create a trend in calligraphy that complemented the Modelbook school. Thus, the Stele school formed yet another link between past and present in its approach to tradition, in which seal and clerical script became sources of innovation in Chinese calligraphy.

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    Old Oversized Hanging Scrolls and Handscrolls
    Place: National Palace Museum (Gallery: (Northern Branch) Exhibition Area I 202,208) - Taipei, No.221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taiwan
    Date: Apr 01, 2017 to Jun 25, 2017

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    Old To See a World in a Grain of Sand: Ancient Maritime and Overland trade
    Place: Maritime Museum - Hong Kong, Central Pier No. 8, Hong Kong
    Date: May 17, 2017 to Jun 30, 2017
    Detail: \'To See a world in a Grain of Sand’ is an exhibition that uses a small number of objects to communicate about the extensive maritime and overland trade routes of the past. Sand is an interesting metaphor for the land and sea trade which characterised the ancient Silk Road. The objects chosen for this exhibition highlight key themes around the circulation of commodities, people and ideas across the Silk Road over time.

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    Old TEFAF New York Spring
    Place: Park Avenue Armory - New York, 643 Park Ave, USA
    Date: May 04, 2017 to May 08, 2017
    Detail: As the world's most buoyant art market, New York City provides the ideal context for a TEFAF fair outside Maastricht. The inaugural TEFAF New York Spring fair takes place from May 4 to May 8 2017 with a focus on art and design from the 20th century through today.

    Held at the historic Park Avenue Armory, it provides the world's leading art dealers the opportunity to meet with curators and collectors at a prime Manhattan location. Its timing in early May is also deliberate: to coincide with the other fairs, auctions and exhibitions dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design held in New York at the same time.

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    Old TEFAF New York Fall
    Place: Park Avenue Armory - New York, 643 Park Ave, USA
    Date: Oct 27, 2017 to Oct 31, 2017
    Detail: The Best From All Fields

    Participating dealers were selected by a committee comprising four members of the TEFAF New York Board and four external US art experts. Each dealer is a leader in his or her respective field, many of them showing for the first time in New York or returning after a long absence.

    The fair offers an unparalleled chance to buy masterpieces across multiple collecting areas including furniture, decoration, ceramics, glass, silver, textiles, tapestries, antiquities, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, books, manuscripts, autographs, arms and armor, Tribal, Oceanic and Ethnographic Art, Asian Art and Fabergé. It offers something of interest and quality for every visitor.

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    Old Grand Asian Art Bazaar 2017
    Place: Warsaw - Warsaw, Poland
    Date: Jun 02, 2017 to Jun 09, 2017
    Detail: GAAB – the Grand Asian Art Bazaar – is a brand new art fair of Contemporary Asian Art representing private galleries and institutions of the region.

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    Old CULTURES – The World Arts Fair
    Place: Venues around the city - Sablon, Brussels, Belgium
    Date: Jun 07, 2017 to Jun 11, 2017
    Detail: For several years now, the three organisations, AAB, BAAF and BRUNEAF, have instituted a dynamic synergy in relation to the June events to ensure their wide international recognition.

    With our successful record in this area all three organisations have decided to join forces and organise a single event in June while retaining their own specific mode of operation.

    We are very happy to present CULTURES – The World Arts Fair. CULTURES – The World Arts Fair will soon become a global reference for seasoned collectors as well as amateurs interested in Asian, antique and non-European art.

    Wednesday 7 June 2016 : 3pm - 9pm
    Thursday 8 June: 11am – 7pm
    Friday 9 June: 11am – 8pm
    Saturday 10 June: 11am – 7pm
    Sunday 11 June: 11am – 5pm

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    Old International Exposition of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Ancient Art China
    Place: The Venetian Macao - Macau, Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, People's Republic Of China
    Date: Apr 05, 2017 to Apr 07, 2017
    Detail: The “2017 2nd International Exposition of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Ancient Art Macao • China” bases on the inheritance and display of the traditional handicrafts and art, in order to encourage the inheritors to think more about the inner relationship between life and art, to strengthen the connection between history and contemporary, art and life, people and nature, China and the world.

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    Old Asia Week Hong Kong
    Place: Venues around the city - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Date: May 25, 2017 to Jun 10, 2017
    Detail: Asia Week Hong Kong celebrates and promotes Asian arts in Hong Kong annually in May with a series of events and programming. It showcases a collaboration with the galleries, museums, auction houses and cultural institutions and presents during this annual festival Asian art from antiquities to contemporary. We aim to respond to a need for more accessible cultural and art educational programmes and to broaden the knowledge of art enthusiasts and collectors in this premier Asian city. Our mission is to foster and nurture the Next Generation of collectors and Art Patrons.

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    Old International Antiques Fair
    Place: HK Convention and Exhibition Center - Hall 5BC - Hong Kong, 1 Expo Dr, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
    Date: May 26, 2017 to May 30, 2017

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    Old Asia Contemporary Art Show
    Place: Conrad Hong Kong - Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
    Date: Sep 21, 2017 to Sep 24, 2017
    Detail: The Asia Contemporary Art Show offers leading art galleries and artists from around the world the opportunity to meet with and sell to art buyers and collectors twice a year in Hong Kong – right in the heart of the two key art-buying seasons, in Spring and Fall. The Fall edition (September 21 - 24, 2017) will host over 80 exhibitors and will again be the largest specialised contemporary art fair in Hong Kong in the second half of the year, coinciding with the start of the Fall art auction season.

    Considered the cultural centre of the Asian contemporary art scene, Hong Kong is the world's 4th largest art market, is a tax-free and duty-free port for the import and export of artworks, is home to a large community of collectors and high-net-worth individuals, and is a hub for collectors from China and other parts of Asia.

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    Old Munakata and the Disciples of Buddha
    Place: Ronin Gallery - New York, 425 Madison Ave. 3rd Fl, USA
    Date: Mar 02, 2017 to Apr 29, 2019
    Detail: On View: March 2 – April 29, 2017
    Opening Party: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Asia Week Reception and Matcha Tasting: Saturday, March 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Ronin Gallery is honored to present Munakata and the Disciples of Buddha during Asia Week 2017. This exhibition invites you to experience the woodblock prints of Shiko Munakata (1903 - 1975) and to discover the Buddhist roots of Japanese woodblock printing. Culminating in his iconic series Ten Great Disciples of the Buddha, the exhibition explores the vital interplay of artistic tradition and religious practice behind Munakata’s groundbreaking work. Starting with the origins of Japanese woodblock printing in the 12th century, to the ukiyo-e prints of the Edo and Meiji periods, the exhibition Munakata and the Disciples of Buddha places this innovative master of modern woodblock printmaking within centuries of tradition. Also on exhibit will be an exceptionally rare calligraphy kakejiku (scroll painting) by Munakata from the private collection of Munakata\'s granddaughter, Yoriko Ishii, as well as other important hand-colored works.

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    Old Ito Sekisui V: Red Soil
    Place: Onishi Gallery - New York, 521 W 26th Street, USA
    Date: Mar 09, 2017 to Apr 01, 2017

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    Old Lee Ufan: Ceramics
    Place: Pace Gallery - New York, 32 East 57th Street, 2nd Floor, USA
    Date: Mar 09, 2017 to Apr 08, 2017
    Detail: OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND
    MARCH 11–12
    Saturday and Sunday, 11am–5pm

    HOURS
    Daily, 10am–6pm

    OPENING PARTY
    Friday, March 10, 6–8pm

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    Old Timeless Elegance in Japanese Art: Celebrating 40 Years!
    Place: Joan B Mirviss LTD - New York, 39 East 78th Street, Suite 401, USA
    Date: Mar 09, 2017 to Apr 14, 2017
    Detail: In March, Joan B. Mirviss LTD will celebrate its 40th anniversary! To mark the occasion, the gallery presents the important exhibition, “Timeless Elegance in Japanese Art: A Celebration of Forty Years” accompanied by a fully illustrated publication.

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    Old Toshio Shibata: Recent Work
    Place: Laurence Miller Gallery - New York, 20 West 57th Street, 3rd Floor, USA
    Date: Mar 09, 2017 to Apr 22, 2017
    Detail: OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND
    MARCH 11–12
    Saturday and Sunday, 11am–5pm

    HOURS
    Tuesday through Saturday, 11am–5:30pm

    OPENING PARTY
    Friday, March 10, 5–7pm

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    Old Buddhist Sculpture from Ancient China
    Place: J. J. Lally & Co. - New York, 41 East 57th Street, 14th Floor, USA
    Date: Mar 10, 2017 to Mar 31, 2017
    Detail: OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND
    MARCH 11–12
    Saturday and Sunday, 11am–5pm

    HOURS
    Monday through Saturday, 10am–5pm

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    Old Beyond Kutani: Innovations in Form and Color
    Place: Joan B Mirviss LTD - New York, 39 East 78th Street, Suite 401, USA
    Date: May 01, 2017 to May 31, 2017

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    Old Honda Syoryu
    Place: TAI Modern - Santa Fe, 1601 Paseo de Peralta, USA
    Date: Jul 28, 2017 to Aug 20, 2017
    Detail: Artist Reception: Friday, July 28, 5-7 pm
    Artist Talk: Saturday, July 29, 4-5 pm

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    Old Ramona Sakiestewa
    Place: TAI Modern - Santa Fe, 1601 Paseo de Peralta, New Mexico, USA
    Date: Aug 11, 2017 to Sep 23, 2017

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    Old Tanioka Shigeo & Tanioka Aiko
    Place: TAI Modern - Santa Fe, 1601 Paseo de Peralta, New Mexico, USA
    Date: Aug 25, 2017 to Sep 23, 2017
    Detail: Artists\' Reception: Friday, August 25, 5-7 pm

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    Old Sheer Pleasure – Frank Brangwyn and the Art of Japan
    Place: William Morris Gallery - Walthamstow, London, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, United Kingdom
    Date: Feb 04, 2017 to May 14, 2017
    Detail: In 2017 we mark the 150th anniversary of the artist Frank Brangwyn RA (1867-1956). Sheer Pleasure – Frank Brangwyn and the Art of Japan examines Brangwyn\'s love of Japanese art and his collaborative relationships with Japanese artists and patrons. Brangwyn donated his collection of Japanese prints and paintings to the Gallery. They have rarely been displayed and the exhibition includes highlights such as woodblock prints by Utagawa Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai and a carefully restored decorative screen.

    During the 1910s, Brangwyn met the Japanese artist Yoshijiro Urushibara (1888-1953) in London. Their meeting led to a remarkable example of collaborative printmaking, combining the exuberant bravado of Brangwyn\'s designs with the subtle and distinctive techniques of Japanese printmaking. The exhibition explores the collaborative process with sketches, notes and key block prints, as well as displaying some of their most successful works, such as The Devil’s Bridge and the ambitious Bruges series. It also tells the story of Brangwyn’s relationship with his patron Kojiro Mutsakata, and their ill-fated plans to create an art gallery in Tokyo.

    To complement the exhibition we have invited painter and printmaker Rebecca Salter RA to display her work in one of our first floor galleries. Having studied at Kyoto City University of the Arts, and having lived in Japan for six years, Salter studied the art of Japanese woodblock printing extensively. She creates prints in collaboration with the Sato Woodblock Workshop in Kyoto, one of just a few surviving in an industry in slow decline. Salter’s work offers scope to compare the complexities of collaboration between designer and maker, artist and patron, Britain and Japan.

    Supported by the Decorative Arts Society Collection Access Grant 2016.

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    Old Seeking Perspective
    Place: Galerie Paris-Beijing - Paris, 62, rue de Turbigo, France
    Date: Mar 09, 2017 to Apr 22, 2017
    Detail: Galerie Paris-Beijing is pleased to present Seeking Perspective, the second exhibition dedicated to Baltimore-based artist Chul Hyun Ahn (Busan, Korea, 1971) with a new series of sculptural installations comprising of both floor-based pieces and wall works.

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    Old Masumi Nakaoka's solo exhibition: Building Blocks
    Place: Art Front Gallery - Tokyo, Hillside Terrace A, 29-18 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Japan
    Date: Mar 10, 2017 to Apr 02, 2017

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    Old Reflections
    Place: Fabrik Gallery - Sheung Wan, 1102 Nam Wo Hong Building, 148 Wing Lok Street, Hong Kong
    Date: Mar 17, 2017 to Apr 30, 2017
    Detail: Pang Yongjie is recognized as one of the leading Chinese artists of the \"post-contemporary abstract\" movement. His work extols the female physique, its beauty expressed in the artist’s signature style of abstract, fluid forms. Drawing on the aesthetic of mid-eighth century Tang dynasty norms of beauty.

    Xu Songbo revisits the Tang dynasty’s love of horsemanship and the hunt, creating highly detailed compositions that capture the majesty of equestrianism across the plains of ancient Chang’an. Xu’s work recalls the form and colours of European Renaissance masterpieces while bringing to life the grandeur of China’s golden age of literature and art.

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    Old Early Photographs of Hong Kong 1860-1927
    Place: Wattis Fine Art - Central, 2/F 20 Hollywood Road , Hong Kong
    Date: Mar 30, 2017 to Apr 29, 2017

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    Old Women, Real and Imagined, in Asian Art
    Place: Society for Asian Art, Asian Art Museum - San Francisco, 200 Larkin St, California, USA
    Date: Jan 20, 2017 to Apr 28, 2017
    Detail: xplore the important, richly varied roles women have played in Asian art through the Society for Asian Art’s Spring 2017 Arts of Asia lecture series.

    The programs will examine how women have been perceived and portrayed as powerful deities, virtuous wives, respected mothers and sensual lovers. As these roles are highlighted, so will the myriad ways women have thrust off familiar roles and acted in their own rights as leaders, patrons and artists.

    Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Apr 28 2017.

    Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Place: Samsung Hall
    Fee: $175 Society members, $200 non-members (for the series after Museum admission). $20 per lecture drop-in (after Museum admission, subject to availability).

    Instructor: Various Scholars and Curators

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    Old Art and Independence: Y.G. Srimati and the Indian Style
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Dept. of Asian Art) - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, USA
    Date: Apr 28, 2017
    Detail: Lecture will be delivered by Curator John Guy with a special guest

    Friday, April 28
    4:00–5:00 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

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    Old Encounters Between Chinese and Western Art
    Place: The Museum of East Asian Art - Bath, 12 Bennett Street, United Kingdom
    Date: May 19, 2017
    Detail: Speaker: Dr Zhu Ling (Chinese painting specialist, Lyon & Turnbull)

    Western art has provided a significant impetus for the transformation of Chinese painting in the modern period. Almost every Chinese painter who has achieved fame in the 20th cent. has lived in Europe, or at least studied Western art in China.

    There are two waves to this Chinese absorption of Western influence: one in the 1920s and 1930s, the other in the 1980s after the Cultural Revolution.

    This talk discusses the works of some key twentieth-century Chinese artists and how they injected new blood into the tradition of Chinese painting by incorporating this Western influence.

    Time: 19:00 - 20:00
    Location: BRLSI
    Admission: Public £6; Friends/Students £3

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    Old Chinese Gardens – History, Design and Meanings
    Place: The Museum of East Asian Art - Bath, 12 Bennett Street, United Kingdom
    Date: Jun 02, 2017
    Detail: Speaker: Dr Alison Hardie

    The fascination with Chinese gardens has lasted for centuries. Miniature worlds built for pleasure, escape, or to impress, they reflect the ideological harmony and balance that could exist between man and nature.

    Dr Hardie will explain the historical development of Chinese gardens, relating this to parallel or contrasting developments in European garden history, along with the different types of Chinese gardens. The cosmological ideas and design principles underlying the layout and features of Chinese gardens will also be explored, as well as the social significance and uses of Chinese gardens, particularly in the late imperial period.

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    Old Asian Works of Art Auction
    Place: LARK MASON ASSOCIATES, Presented by iGavel Associates - New York, 229 East 120th Street, USA
    Date: Mar 28, 2017 to Apr 18, 2017
    Detail: Asian Works of Art Auction
    Presented by Lark Mason Associates

    March 28 - April 18, 2017
    Sale Code: A1GA

    Asia Week New York Exhibition
    March 9th – March 18th, 2017
    10am – 5pm Daily (Closed Sunday)
    229 East 120th Street
    New York, New York

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    Old Asian, Ancient & Ethnographic Works of Art Auction
    Place: LARK MASON ASSOCIATES, Presented by iGavel Associates - New York, 227 East 120th Street, USA
    Date: Mar 30, 2017 to Apr 20, 2017

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    Old Fine Asian Art Signature Auction
    Place: Heritage Auctions - Dallas, 1518 Slocum Street, Texas, USA
    Date: Apr 02, 2017
    Detail: Bid now then join the live auction on Apr 2nd at 12:00 PM CT.


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    Old Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Apr 09, 2017

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    Old Asian Arts
    Place: Freeman's - Philadelphia, 1808 Chestnut St., Pennsylvania, USA
    Date: Apr 25, 2017

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    Old Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: May 07, 2017

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    Old Asian & International Fine Arts Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: May 21, 2017

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    Old Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Jun 04, 2017

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    Old Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Jul 09, 2017

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    Old Asian & International Fine Arts Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Jul 30, 2017

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    Old Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Aug 13, 2017

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    Old Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Sep 10, 2017

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    Old Asian & International Fine Arts Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Sep 24, 2017

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    Old Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Oct 08, 2017

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    Old Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Nov 05, 2017

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    Old Asian & International Fine Arts Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Nov 19, 2017

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    Old Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Dec 09, 2017

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    Old Fine Asian Art
    Place: Galerie Zacke - Vienna, Mariahilferstraße 112/1/10, Austria
    Date: Apr 01, 2017

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    Old Netsuke Art
    Place: Galerie Zacke - Vienna, Mariahilferstraße 112/1/10, Austria
    Date: Apr 01, 2017

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    Old Fine Asian Works of Art
    Place: Il Ponte Casa D\'Aste - Milan, Via Pontaccio 12, Italy
    Date: Apr 12, 2017
    Detail: Viewing: 7, 8, 9 April 2017
    (10 am/1 pm - 2.30/6.30 pm)

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    Old Spring Auction
    Place: Hermann Historica - München, Linprunstraße 16, Germany
    Date: Apr 24, 2017 to May 06, 2017

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    Old Islamic and Indian Art
    Place: Bonhams London - London, 101 New Bond Street, United Kingdom
    Date: Apr 25, 2017

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    Old Archaic Jades from China
    Place: Galerie Zacke - Vienna, Mariahilferstraße 112/1/10, Austria
    Date: Apr 28, 2017

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    Old Sculptures from Asia
    Place: Galerie Zacke - Vienna, Mariahilferstraße 112/1/10, Austria
    Date: Apr 28, 2017

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    Old Asian Art
    Place: Bonhams London - London, Knightsbridge, Montpelier Street, United Kingdom
    Date: May 08, 2017

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    Old India, South-East Asia, Japan
    Place: Lempertz Cologne - Köln, Neumarkt 3, Germany
    Date: Jun 09, 2017

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    Old Asian Art: Himalaya, China
    Place: Koller Zurich - Zurich, Hardturmstrasse 102, Switzerland
    Date: Jun 13, 2017

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    Old Asian Art: Japan, India, South-East Asia
    Place: Koller Zurich - Zurich, Hardturmstrasse 102, Switzerland
    Date: Jun 14, 2017

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    Old China,Tibet/Nepal
    Place: Lempertz Brussels - Brussels, Grote Herstraat 6, Rue du Grand Cerf , Belgium
    Date: Jun 15, 2017

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    Old Arts d'Asie
    Place: Sotheby’s Paris - Paris, 76, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, France
    Date: Jun 22, 2017

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    Old The First Grand Auction 2017 at RCB Auctions
    Place: RCB Auctions - Bangkok, 23 Trok Rongnamkhaeng, Si Phaya Pier, Yota Road, Sampantawon, Thailand
    Date: Apr 01, 2017

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