Seventy ancient Chinese bronzes are selected from New York’s Shouyang Studio
collection. Together, they illustrate the development of bronze art and technology from the Xia to the Western Han dynasties in China. Including quite a number of inscribed pieces, the bronzes provide a wealth of information in understanding the lives in the ancient time. Jointly organized by the Art Museum of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Shouyang Studio and the Shanghai Museum, the exhibition travels to Hong Kong after a four-month display at the Shanghai Museum.
We will be guided by Jenny So, Chair Professor of the Fine Arts Department, and also Director of the Institute of Chinese Studies. Professor So received her Ph.D. from Harvard University, and before returning to CUHK, she was Senior Curator of Chinese Art at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.. She lectures on the history of Chinese jades, Chinese bronzes and Methodology in Art-historical studies. Her research focuses mainly on art and archaeology from the prehistoric period through the Bronze Age, and cultural and artistic exchange between China and its neighbours over the ages. Professor So has also published numerous books and papers on these subjects.
We shall arrange a catered lunch in the Institute of Chinese Studies, a forefront academic centre in Hong Kong for international exchange and research. The institute emphasizes the application of scientific methodology in fostering the growth of modern Chinese culture.