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Emperor’s Treasures – arts of the imperial court from Song through Qing

When:  May 28, Saturday, 10:30am – 12 noon

Where:  San Francisco Public Library, Chinatown branch

Address: 1135 Powell Street, San Francisco

Open to public, free Admission

Asian Art Museum docent Pauline Tsui will give an educational talk and slide preview of the coming special exhibition “Emperors’ Treasures” that will be on view from June 17 to September 18.  The show features over 150 objects from one of the world’s greatest collections of Chinese art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, most of which are seen in the United States for the first time. The artworks include paintings, calligraphy, bronze vessels, ceramics, lacquer ware, jades, textiles and historical documents. Learn about this treasure trove of emperors’ prized possessions, including artworks they themselves created, and how emperors’ personal tastes shaped the evolution of art in China.

The talk shall be in Cantonese and English, from 10:30 – 12 noon.

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