Prior to China’s early 20th-century revolution, the year 1644 marked the final watershed in the country’s imperial history. That spring, the once-powerful court of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) succumbed to the Manchu-ruled Qing (1644–1911). This exhibition includes paintings, prints, ceramics, lacquers, and jades that span this 17th-century transition. Together, these works reflect different levels of patronage and very diverse aesthetics. Some followed time-honored styles and techniques; others were strikingly innovative.
Gao Yang. Strange Rocks, late Ming/early Qing dynasty. Russell Tyson Purchase Fund.
17 hours 45 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOVEMBER 5—Join us for our FREE Diwali Family Festival!
Celebrate the Hindu festival of light with stories in our Himalayan art galleries. Create your own work of art. And learn new moves on the dance floor—Bollywood, Bhangra, and more—with Mandala Arts.
20 hours 33 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago TOMORROW at 6:00—Join us for a conversation with the artist Kemang Wa Lehulere as he discusses the influence of South African history and politics on his work, on display in the new exhibition In All My Wildest Dreams.
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