Decoding Chinese Calligraphy at the Met Museum – New York

Decoding Chinese Calligraphy at the Met Museum – New YorkDecoding Chinese Calligraphy at the Met Museum – New YorkDecoding Chinese Calligraphy at the Met Museum – New York

April 29, 2014 through August 17, 2014

– Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy – Selections from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Wang presents the opportunity to explore more than forty outstanding examples of calligraphy by leading artists of the Yuan (1271–1368), Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties from one of the premiere private collections of the medium. Using calligraphy of the highest quality, the display introduces key concepts of appreciation of format, script type and style through exceptional works such as a, “Buddhist Sutra,” in a standard script transcription by Zhao Mengfu (1254–1322), an eighty-five-leaf  album of, “The Thousand-Character Classic,” in a clerical script transcription by Wen Peng (1498–1573), cursive writings by Ming General Xiong Tingbi (1569–1625), selections by the preeminent calligrapher, painter, and art theorist of the late Ming dynasty Dong Qichang (1555–1636) plus an important group of nineteenth-century pieces by masters of the, “Epigraphic School,” who based their calligraphy on the archaic scripts found on bronze vessels and stone steles.

 

"The Thousand-Character Classic (Detail)" (1561) - Wen Peng

“The Thousand-Character Classic (Detail)” (1561) – Wen Peng

"The Thousand-Character Classic" (1561) - Wen Peng

“The Thousand-Character Classic” (1561) – Wen Peng

"Two Prose Poems" (1610) - Dong Qichang

“Two Prose Poems” (1610) – Dong Qichang


 

 

Official Exhibition Site

 

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

1000 FIFTH AVENUE

NEW YORK, NY 10028

(212) 535-7710

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy – Selections from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Wang

 

VISITING HOURS:

OPEN SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.

OPEN FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 9 P.M.

CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY, DECEMBER 25, JANUARY 1 AND THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY.

 

ADMISSION:

$25 RECOMMENDED FOR AN ADULT TICKET.

$17 RECOMMENDED FOR A SENIOR TICKET (65 AND OVER).

$12 RECOMMENDED FOR A STUDENT TICKET (25 AND UNDER).

FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12 ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

FEE INCLUDES ACCESS TO THE PERMANENT COLLECTION AND ALL EXHIBITIONS AS WELL AS ADMISSION TO THE CLOISTERS MUSEUM AND GARDENS IN NORTHERN MANHATTAN.

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TO HELP COVER THE COSTS OF EXHIBITIONS AND OPERATIONS, THE MUSEUM RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS THAT VISITORS PAY THE FULL RECOMMENDED AMOUNT.

 

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