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Exhibitions/ Dreams of Yellow Mountain

Dreams of Yellow Mountain: Landscapes of Survival in Seventeenth-Century China

September 13, 2003–February 22, 2004
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

Exhibition Overview

This exhibition focuses on landscape paintings created by "leftover subjects" of the Ming dynasty living in and around the former Ming capital of Nanjing during the early years of the Manchu Qing dynasty (1644–1911). For these loyalist artists, images of landscape, often inspired by Yellow Mountain (Mount Huang), symbolized survival, resistance, and reclusion in response to alien rule. Featuring fifty works drawn from both the Museum's permanent holdings and private collections, this exhibition is the most comprehensive presentation of such landscapes ever mounted in the United States. The exhibition is timed to coincide with a special loan show of Nanjing School works from the Nanjing Museum at the China Institute Gallery.

The exhibition is made possible by The Eighteen Friends.