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The Artful Recluse: Painting, Poetry, and Politics in 17th-Century China

  • Location:
    Asia Society Museum, 725 Park Avenue, New York, New York, 10021, US

$10.00 general admission; $7.00 for seniors and $5.00 for students with ID; free for members and persons under 16.

The Artful Recluse showcases some of China’s most celebrated artists and scholar-painters who, following a time-honored tradition in Chinese culture, withdrew from the turbulent and public life of politics to seek solace in nature, art, and private companionship. Using landscape and the natural world as their symbolic subject matter these artists created brilliant and diverse commentary through art. Many of the paintings are exhibited for the first time in the United States and drawn from seven private collections and six public institutions in the U.S. and Taiwan, including the Honolulu Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.