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China Institute Gallery
100 Washington Street
New York 10006
entrance at 40 Rector St, 2nd floor

(212) 744 8181

China Institute is working virtually due to COVID 19
China Institute Gallery plans to reopen in Spring 2022

At present, the Gallery is offering a vibrant virtual experience with digital access to past exhibitions in the field of Chinese art:

Upcoming exhibitions

Treasures for Buddha: The Legendary Offerings from Nanjing Dabao’en Temple**

Opening Spring 2022
Organized by China Institute Gallery and Nanjing Museum Administration

China’s finest Ashoka stupa, unearthed in 2008 from the underground palace at the site of the Dabao’en Temple in Nanjing, and its accompanying treasures reflect the practice of 12th-century Buddhist offerings. Introduced for the first time in the US, this exhibition will also tell the legend of the renowned imperial Dabao’en Temple, which was built by order of the Yongle Emperor in 1412, along with the so-called porcelain tower, considered by Westerners to be a “Wonder of the Medieval World.”

**Available for travel, contact:

Virtual Exhibition

Along the Yangzi River: Regional Culture of the Bronze Age from Hunan

This exhibition provides a window into the cultural diversity of an ancient civilization, one in which regional bronze traditions were tied together by the same technology of piece-mold casting. By presenting more than seventy technically sophisticated Chinese bronzes, it revealed the fascinating story of this region.


Virtual Public Program

The Forbidden City at 600: Women in the Imperial Palace

Much is known about the lives of the emperors who lived behind the vermilion walls of the Forbidden City. But what of the women? In the third program of a series commemorating the 600th anniversary of the Forbidden City, Jan Stuart, top China curator at the Smithsonian, and Di Yajing, architecture expert from the Palace Museum, will share objects and spaces used by the women of the imperial court.

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