Painting, calligraphy, playing the zither (qin), and weiji, a board game of strategy best known under the Japanese name, go, were respected as primary accomplishments of cultured gentlemen in China through late imperial times (c. 10th–19th century). Originally associated with Confucian ideals of moral education, these activities continue to be engaged in and admired today. This exhibition includes Chinese paintings, ceramics, and other decorative arts that represent all of these activities, pursued individually or together, by women as well as men, and by figures from Chinese mythology and history.
Wang Ning. The Four Accomplishments, Qing Dynasty (1644–1911), 18th century. Gift of Mrs. Chauncey McCormick.
1 hour 55 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT This 1908 postcard shows the Art Institute as it looked the last time the Chicago Cubs won the #WorldSeries. 108 years later the city has #CubsFever all over again. #NeverStopBelieving #FlyTheW
3 hours 25 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago TOMORROW at 6:30—British journalist and design critic Alice Rawsthorn joins us to discuss her latest book, Hello World, chronicling her many years of research and reporting on the state of design past, present, and future. Free with registration.
5 hours 53 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago “History is something that continuously creeps into the present.”
South African artist Kemang Wa Lehulere describes his work as a “protest against forgetting.” See his first American museum show, In All My Wildest Dreams, now on view in the Modern Wing.