Soul of the Han: Han Carved Stone from Tengzhou, China

Updated: Jul 8, 2018

This exhibition is hosted by the New York Gallery of Chinese Art and the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, co-organized with China Institute of Han Dynasty’s Art, Bureau of Cultural Heritage of Shandong Province,Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television and Media of Zaozhuang City, Bureau of Cultural Heritage of Zaozhuang City,Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television and Media of Tengzhou City, and Tengzhou Museum of Han Carved Stones, China.

This program advised by Lyusheng Chen, Daryl Joseph Moore, and Ip- Wing Kong. The Organizers and Curators are Professor Zhiyuan Cong, and Director Hui Li.

Throughout 206BC to 220AD, the Han Dynasty produced remarkable Han Carved Stones adorned with gorgeous reliefs. From underground tombs (also known as hypogea) to the entrances of cemetery temples, these stones served as the building blocks to showcasing the life of the Han people. The art depicted on the stones not only represents the peak of ancient Chinese art of the pre-Han period, but also casts a profound influence on Chinese art after the Han Dynasty, marking a crucial point in its history. The rubbings from these stones give us an opportunity to study the economy, culture, art, and many other domains during the Han Dynasty, providing a glimpse of what society was like long ago. In order to better understand the art of the 55 stone rubbings from the Tengzhou Museum of Han Carved Stones’ collection, we are pleased to invite experts from museums across China to help us share the treasures of Eastern art.

Soul of the Han:An Exhibition of Han Carved Stone Rubbings from Tengzhou, China Exhibition: December 2, 2017- February 26, 2018, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm (Close on Monday)

Opening Ceremony: November 30, 2017, 3:00-6:00 pm New York Gallery of Chinese Art, 91a Allen Street, NY, NY 10002

Lecture and Demonstration A Trip Back in Time: Art Appreciation and the Highlight of the Han Carved Stone Rubbings November 30, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm William Paterson University Power Art Center P143, 25 Power Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07470

Host: Zhiyuan Cong, Director of Center for Chinese Art Speakers: Liping Hu, Director of the Bureau of Cultural Heritage of Zaozhuang, Shangdong Er Wang, Princeton University visiting scholar from Beijing University Hui Li, Director of the Tengzhou Museum of Han Carved Stones

Demonstration of Rubbing from Han Carved Stone Hui Li

For more information about this event, please call the The New York Gallery of Chinese Art at 646 639 0873 or email info@nygca.com. You can also call the Center for Chinese at William Paterson University at 973.720.2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu.

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