Past Events

Due to the Hong Kong Museum of Art's closure from 2016-19, there have not been any recent events at the Museum. The Museum is planning a soft opening in mid- 2019 and a major re-opening Gala is planned for December 2019, so please Watch This Space!

Catholic Realism in the Qing Court: Qianlong’s Jesuit Painters a lecture by Professor Greg Thomas
Lectures and Workshops講座及工作坊
11 Jan 2020 (Sat) | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Member $150, Guest $250, Free for Students with valid ID
10:00 am-Light Breakfast Reception
10:30 am-Lecture

The Friends are delighted to announce a series of lectures by members of the Department of Fine Arts of the University of Hong Kong – “Art and its Histories: Scholars in Lecture” – with the aim of making the expertise of the Department more widely available beyond the University. Professor Thomas’s lecture is the first in the series.

One of the greatest cases of Sino-European cultural interaction before 1911 took place in the Qing court when emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong hosted and patronized a number of Jesuit artists and artisans from Europe. The Jesuits were trying to impress the emperors with supposedly superior scientific knowledge in order to help spread Christianity in China, while the emperors integrated the missionaries’ foreign painting techniques into court art to extend their own political ends.

This talk presents two cases of this remarkable cultural exchange, analyzing the techniques and effects of realism in illusionistic wall paintings designed by the famous Italian brother Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining, 1688-1766) and in military portraits by the more obscure French brother Jean-Denis Attiret (Wang Zhicheng, 1702-68). Both artists worked directly for the Qianlong emperor (r.1736-95), faithfully serving his imperial ideology, and both achieved a degree of intercultural fusion rarely seen anywhere else.

Art and its Histories – Scholars in Lecture is a series of public lectures organized by the Department of Fine Arts, HKU and presented in collaboration with Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Friends of Hong Kong Museum of Art and The University of Hong Kong Museum Society. The programs aim to deliver current art-historical thinking in an accessible manner presented by specialists in the field. The series is part of the Fine Arts Department’s broader dedication to promoting the importance and relevance of art history in Hong Kong.

Greg Thomas is a Professor of art history in the Department of Fine Arts, HKU. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University and has worked at HKU since 1999, teaching the department’s survey of western art and advanced courses on European art of the 18th and 19th centuries, modern western architecture, and intercultural interactions. A specialist in 19th-century French painting, he has published Art and Ecology in Nineteenth-Century France: The Landscapes of Théodore Rousseau (Princeton University Press, 2000) and Impressionist Children: Childhood, Family, and Modern Identity in French Art (Yale University Press, 2010). Recent research has focused on Sino-European cultural interaction in the 18th and 19th centuries, and he is currently working on a book examining European engagements with Chinese art and architecture at the palace of Yuanming Yuan.

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Friends’ Gala Evening at the Museum – December 5, 2019
Special Events特別活動
5 Dec 2019 (Thu) | 6:00-10:00pm
Hong Kong Museum of Art
The Friends of Hong Kong Museum of Art are delighted to present a Gala Evening in celebration of our renovated Museum, to take place at the Main Hall of the Museum.

Title Sponsor HKD500,000 and above
Listing on all promotional material including Gala invitation and flyer
One Gala table for 10 guests each with prominent placement+1 seat at headtable
Recognition in Gala programme, press release, and website
Logo exposure on backdrop
Private tour for up to 20 guests at the Museum

Diamond Table Sponsor HKD200,000
One Gala table for 10 guests with preferred placement
Recognition in Gala invitation, programme, press release, and website
Logo on backdrop

Gold Table Sponsor HKD120,000
One Gala table for 10 guests
Recognition in Gala invitation and program

Silver Table Sponsor HKD80,000
One Gala table for 10 guests
Recognition in Gala program

Individual Ticket HKD10,000

Private Guided Tour of “Crowning Glory: The Beauty of Ladies’ Ornaments from Asia and Europe
Guided Tours導賞團
9 Nov 2019 (Sat) | 11:00am - 12:00noon
Liang Yi Museum, 181-199 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
Cost: Member $250, Guest $300
Remarks: ID number required for registration

Join us for a visit to Hong Kong’s private museum of design, craftsmanship and heritage to see an exhibition of exquisite clothing and objects used in the lives of privileged ladies, primarily in the China and Japan of the 19th and 20th centuries.

The museum describes it as “a landmark exhibition exploring the role women’s clothing and accessories played in the social construction of gender and identity from the late imperial era in China and Japan to the early modern period. The compelling selection features over 250 exhibits, including objects of everyday use from traditional Chinese furniture associated with the boudoir, Japanese hair ornaments and silver pieces to textiles from both cultures, providing an insightful view into the traditional and modern concept of female beauty in the East, and its dilution and evolution upon the introduction of Western notions, morals and ideas.” The exhibition runs until 27 February 2020.

We will be guided by docents from the museum. One of the features of the museum is that as many objects as possible are kept in the open, though not all of them may be touched, and we will be split into groups of no more than five people to keep the experience intimate and personal.

Guided visit to “A World Within: The Art and Inspiration of Irene Chou” with Lesley Ma
Guided Tours導賞團
12 Oct 2019 (Sat) | 11:00am - 12:00nn
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Cost: Member $200, Guest $250

Irene Chou (1924-2011) was one of Hong Kong’s foremost artists of the later 20th century and a key figure in the New Ink Art movement in Hong Kong. Born in Shanghai, and a journalist in her early life, she came to Hong Kong in 1949 and began painting in the 1950’s. Her interest in blending tradition with modernity, shared with other artists of the New Ink Art movement, led to her developing a highly original abstract visual language and her exploration of diverse themes in her work.

The Asia Society, with the support of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, is showing over 40 of Irene Chou’s works in the first major retrospective since the artist passed away. The exhibition, which runs until 5 January 2020, is the third in the Asia Society’s exhibition series, “20th Century Chinese Female Artists”.

Our tour of the exhibition will be guided by Lesley Ma, curator of Ink Art at M+.

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Guided Visit to Fine Art Asia and Ink Asia 2019
Guided Tours導賞團
4 Oct 2019 (Fri) | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (meet at the entrance to Hall 3C)
Cost: Member $200, Guest $250

Join Edie Hu on a curated tour of Fine Art Asia, Ink Asia and Masterpiece Pavilion and experience an in-depth view of highlighted objects from classical Chinese furniture and works of art to contemporary ink paintings and Western sculptures.

Hu is an art advisor at Citibank and specializes in Chinese antiques, including ceramics and works of art, Chinese and Southeast Asian paintings, contemporary Asian and 20th century Asian art. Previously, she served as a director in the Chinese ceramics and works of art department at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong.

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