Hong Kong Museum of Art
25 September 2010 through 2 January 2011
25.9.2010-2.1.2011
10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
+852 2721 0116
http://hk.art.museum

Founded in 1960, the Min Chiu Society is a group of Hong Kong collectors who possess eminent collections of Chinese art. Their passion for Chinese antiquities and paintings has inspired and fuelled 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 340 fine Chinese art treasures.

The exhibition, which covers from the Neolithic period to the Qing dynasty, displays excellent examples of Chinese ceramics, jade carvings and ornaments, metalware, enamelware, lacquerware, bamboo carving, wood carving, rhinoceros horn carving, glassware, snuff bottles, furniture and scholarly objects. Important paintings and calligraphy by renowned artists from the Tang to the Qing dynasties and modern masters such as Ni Zan, Shen Zhou, Wen Zhengming, Dong Qichang, Shitao, Luo Ping, Wu Changshuo, 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.