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Saturday, July 02, 2022


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

China through the Magnifying Glass: Masterpieces in Miniature and Detail

The Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard,
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Dec 11, 2022 To Feb 26, 2023


Detail: Objects in miniature have mesmerized people of all cultures throughout the ages. The CMA’s Chinese collection has an extraordinarily large number of high-quality small-scale objects and miniatures from various dynasties. This exhibition focuses on China and explores the role and function of miniatures and small-scale masterpieces of craftsmanship. About 80 objects dating from ancient times to the 1800s will be presented according to their respective use and function in themed sections: “Accessories and Ornaments,” “Objects of Ritual and Devotion,” “Luxury and Pride in Craftmanship,” “the Scholar’s Desk,” and “Toys, Boys, and Games.” These themes question each object’s function and role in society as a way of achieving a better understanding of China’s culture and history, as well as miniatures worldwide.

Phone No.: 216-421-7350
Site URL: https://www.clevelandart.org/exhibitions/china-through-magnifying-glass-masterpieces-miniature-detail

Figure of Daoist Immortal He Xiangu
Figure of Daoist Immortal He Xiangu
1700s. China, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
overall: 13.5 cm
Boxwood with colored ivory base

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