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The Grandeur of Chinese Art Treasures: Min Chiu Society Golden Jubilee Exhibition at the Hong Kong Museum of Art

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Min Chiu Society Organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Open 2010.09.25 – 2011.01.02.

Founded in 1960, the Min Chiu Society is a group of local collectors who possess eminent collections of Chinese art. Their passion for Chinese antiquities and paintings has inspired and fueled a great number of talks, forums and exhibitions. They generously share with the public their valuable collections and their priceless experience gained through years of connoisseurship. This year, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Min Chiu Society is collaborating with the Hong Kong Museum of Art to present an exhibition showcasing over 300 fine Chinese art treasures.

The exhibition, covers arts and antiquities from prehistory to the Qing dynasty. There are excellent examples of Chinese ceramics, jade carvings and ornaments, bronze ware, gold and silver ware, enamelware, lacquerware, bamboo carving, wood carving, rhinoceros horn carving, glassware, snuff bottles, furniture and scholarly objects on display. Important paintings and calligraphy by renowned artists from the Tang to the Qing dynasties and early modern masters such as Ni Zan, Dong Qichang, Shen Zhou, Wen Zhengming, Shitao, Wu Changshuo, Xu Yang, Zhu Qizhan, Zhang Daqian, Lin Fengmian and Shi Lu are featured. Ceramic exhibits include masterpieces of sancai glaze pottery from the Tang dynasty, Ru and Ding ware from the Song dynasty, underglaze blue vessels from the Yuan dynasty as well as Ming and Qing ceramic productions that comprise various glazes and techniques such as underglaze blue, overglaze enamels, monochrome ware and ancient-style vessels.

The Hong Kong Museum of Art is one of the museums managed by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department. Established in 1962, it was first housed in the City Hall, moving to its present purpose-built premises by the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in 1991. The museum also has a branch, the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, located in Hong Kong Park.

Hong Kong Museum of Art
10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2721 0116
Fax: (852) 2723 7666

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