By Ka Bo Tsang, Assistant Curator, Chinese Paintings & Textiles
This large painting done in a hanging-scroll format is from a royal hand, that of Cixi, the Empress Dowager (1835-1908). Directly or indirectly, this most powerful woman in China in the latter half of the 19th century was in full control of the Qing empire until the very end of her life.
Au confluent de la tradition et de la modernité
Le berceau de la civilisation
Cette exposition présente les artéfacts d'artistes, dessinateurs et artisans chinois qui nous ont laissé des œuvres d'art originales et surprenantes, de grand talent.
These rarely-seen objects are distinguished by craftsmanship, ingenuity and extraordinary skill
The largest collection of Chinese architectural artifacts outside of China.
Celebrating the diversity of humankind.
See Iroquois beadworks, both historical and contemporary, and learn how this art still flourishes.
Iroquois beadworkers play a vital role in preserving cultural beliefs. The Iroquois were quick to adapt European-made cloth and glass beads to their own artistic traditions developed over many centuries. Such adaptation allowed them to pursue their conceptual and aesthetic goals, while retaining the same imagery that they have always used, representing their cosmology, values and legends.
Discover the beauty of ornament . . .
Learn about the artistic styles, craftsmanship and craft traditions of South Asia's many culturally diverse regions. This newest addition to the roster of travelling exhibitions also explores the interaction between South Asia and the rest of the world, and how this interaction affected the craft industries.