Last week we unveiled the new Snukal Gallery, and today we’re excited to share more upcoming changes! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be rotating light-sensitive objects in several galleries, including the Gallery of Korean Art, The Garden in Asia and The Art of Continuity: Revering our Elders. To ensure that our collection is preserved for generations to come, our curatorial staff carefully plans permanent and long-term exhibitions so that they can rotate textiles, paintings and other works on paper. In addition to conservation, this has the additional benefit of displaying a wider variety of our collection for our visitors. Check out these previous posts about these galleries, and make sure to visit your favorite paintings and textiles soon before the new ones are installed. ~CM
Confucianism in the Gallery of Korean Art
This gallery includes a stunning 19th-century ink painting of grapevines, seen in the top image in this post. This and other paintings in the gallery will soon be replaced with thematically similar objects.
The Three Friends of Winter
Current exhibition The Garden in Asia includes a number of beautiful scroll paintings, including the plum tree branch pictured in this post. It also includes a number of paintings in book form– in those cases, curatorial staff will open the books to new pages.
The Art of Continuity: Revering our Elders
This exhibition also includes a number of beautiful works on paper, including these colorful ancestor portraits. Also rotating are the portraits at the end of the exhibition provided by the community– you can even submit your own ancestor photographs to email@example.com.