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

(212) 744 8181

Open Friday through Wednesday, 10am–5pm
Thursday 10am–8pm
Closed on major holidays, please call 212-744-8181 to verify.

Admission: $15 for general, $10 for Senior and Student, 16 and under free, Members free.

China Institute Gallery is continuously offering a vibrant virtual experience with digital access to
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Zoom Into Painting: Details from Exhibition Flowers on a River

September 15, 2023 – January 5, 2024

This special showcase features enlarged details of paintings from the works of 21 selected artists. With more elaborate introductions and an accompanying video presentation, it serves as an extension of the original exhibition titled Flowers on a River: The Art of Chinese Flower-and-Bird Painting, 1368-1911, Masterworks from Tianjin Museum and Changzhou Museum. This showcase presents a fresh opportunity for both the general public and art enthusiasts to deepen their understanding and admiration for the Chinese flower-and-bird painting genre.

While retaining the three original sections—“Precious Plums of the Palace: Academicism and Court Painters,” “Fragrant Plums in the Wild: The Literati and Their Painting Schools,” and “Vitality of Nature: Flower-and-Bird Painting and Customs”—this exhibition places a special emphasis on ink plum painting, female painters, and a standout highlight from the original exhibition: the monumental handscroll by Zhu Da (1626-1705) titled Flowers on a River.

Join us at China Institute Gallery for a captivating journey through the world of Chinese flower-and-bird painting. Immerse yourself in the artistry and culture that has shaped generations. For an enriched visit, we are delighted to offer a dedicated “painting station,” which allows you to experiment with your own brushwork and engage more deeply with the art of ink plum painting.

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