23 Mar 2019 (Sat) | 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Member $250, Guest $300, Student $80
Bus pick up next to the low block of City Hall, Central at 1:15 pm
The Art Museum holds the largest collection of Qing ritual vessels outside of the Palace Museum. These objects were of utmost significance in activating state rituals during the Qing period. The Qianlong emperor took it upon himself to standardize the forms of these objects to ensure that the rites were performed properly. This exhibition investigates the production and function of this distinct group of objects.
Concurrently we will be touring the first major exhibition of the ‘Shanghai school’ master Ren Bonian (1840-1895) in Hong Kong. It will be featuring 82 works from the National Art Museum of China, as well as a rare oil portrait of the artist by Xu Beihong.
26 Mar 2019 (Tue) | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Member $500, Guest $600, Student $150
Join the Friends on a curated tour of galleries before the crowds at this year’s Art Central, followed by tasting of delicious street food offerings from Beef & Liberty, Bread & Beast, Limewood and Little Birdy. Art Central is Hong Kong’s first and only art fair taking place inside an architect-designed tent along the harbour-front. It aims at highlighting galleries from the Asia Pacific region.