Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Exhibitions

Orchid Pavilion Gathering: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the University of Michigan Museum of Art
  • Orchid Pavilion Gathering: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the University of Michigan Museum of Art
  • 16-Aug-2003 - 26-Oct-2003
  • Kress Gallery and South Balcony, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
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Description

These 60 works range in date from the 12fth century to the 20th and include rare works from the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. One of the Museum’s finest pieces, a handscroll by Sheng Mao-yeh (act. 1594-1640) entitled "The Orchid Pavilion Gathering," takes its subject from a legendary meeting of scholars during the Jin dynasty (317-419) and lends its title to the exhibition. A comprehensive two-volume catalogue accompanies the exhibition. Dr. Marshall Wu, emeritus Senior Curator of Asian Art at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, curated the exhibition and wrote the catalogue.

The Orchid Pavilion Gathering: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the University of Michigan Museum of Art was organized by the University of Michigan Museum of Art. This exhibition and accompanying publication are made possible by Ford Motor Company.

Organized by the University of Michigan Museum of Art. The exhibition and catalogue are made possible by Ford Motor Company. The Spencer Museum of Art venue is generously supported by the E. Rhodes and the Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

This exhibition displays sixty outstanding works of Chinese painting from the University of Michigan Museum of Art Collection. The works range in date from the twelfth century to the twentieth and include rare works from the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. One of the University of Michigan Museum of Art’s finest pieces, a handscroll by Sheng Mao-yeh (active 1594-1640), entitled The Orchid Pavilion Gathering, takes its subject from a legendary meeting of scholars during the Jin dynasty (317-419) and lends its title to the exhibition. A comprehensive two-volume catalogue accompanies the exhibition. Dr. Marshall Wu, emeritus Senior Curator of Asian Art at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, curated the exhibition and wrote the catalogue.