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Sunday, June 13, 2021


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Shimmering Surfaces: Chinese Lacquer Motifs and Techniques

Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South,
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Mar 31, 2021 To Apr 10, 2022


Detail: Lacquer art has a long history in China, beginning more than 5,000 years ago. Richly decorated lacquer wares often invoke themes and ideas intended to bring wealth, health, moral ethics, good luck, longevity, and even immortality to their owners—and also communicate their wealth and status. Featuring works from Mia’s collection, this installation showcases a wide variety of forms, styles, and techniques, as well as an array of themes that remain significant in Chinese culture even today.

Phone No.: 888 642 2787
Contact Email: [email protected]
Site URL: https://new.artsmia.org/exhibition/shimmering-surfaces-chinese-lacquer-motifs-and-techniques

Nine Dragon Box (detail)
Nine Dragon Box (detail)
China
18th century, Qing dynasty
red, green, and brown carved lacquer (tixi)

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