The Hong Kong Museum of Art holds a pre-exhibition event for the 60th Anniversary of Min Chiu Society on Friday, where more than 300 Chinese artworks are officially exhibited, presenting the greatness of Chinese culture and allowing the public to further understand China’s history and cultural implications.
The displayed exhibits are collected by more than 40 collectors from Hong Kong. The calligraphy and painting exhibits include the works of famous masters in the Ming and Qing dynasties and even modern times, as well as representative works of early Hong Kong ink painters. The Chinese cultural relics include celadon and white porcelain in the Song and Yuan dynasties, blue and white porcelain in the Ming and Qing dynasties, carved lacquerware, jade ware, bamboo carvings, Ming-style furniture and snuff bottles, as well as export art that reflects the changes in the history of modern foreign trade.
The exhibition is co-organized by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Min Chiu Society. Min Chiu Society was founded in 1960 by a group of Chinese collectors from Shanghai and Hong Kong, which devotes to enhancing public appreciation for Chinese art through showcasing its internationally acclaimed private collections.
Zheng Huantang, the curator of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, said that the exhibition includes bronze wares, ceramics, bamboo carvings, and wood carvings. It is hoped that through the exhibition, the essence of Chinese cultural relics will be recognized by the public.
(Compiled by Liao Yuecen)