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Thursday, December 14, 2017


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

In Focus: An Assembly of Gods

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue,
New York, USA
Sep 26, 2017 To Mar 25, 2018


Detail: This exhibition takes an in-depth look at a large Chinese pantheon painting from the early nineteenth century, in which heaven, land, and water provide the setting for a fascinating assembly of gods rendered in fine ink outlines and vibrant color. Pantheon paintings and prints are traditionally displayed in Chinese homes on New Year’s Day when the gods are believed to visit for an annual inspection of the deeds of man. The meticulously painted work features a range of Buddhist, Daoist, Confucian, and popular Chinese deities.

Phone No.: 212-288-6400
Site URL: http://asiasociety.org/new-york/exhibitions/focus-assembly-gods

(Detail) Chinese New Year Pantheon
(Detail) Chinese New Year Pantheon
Qing dynasty (1644–1911), late 18th–early 19th century
Ink and colors on paper
Private Collection. Photography by John Bigelow Taylor 2017.

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