China Then and Now
November 22, 2014 to March 8, 2015
This exhibition explores early China of the first millennium, China in the Ming and Qing dynasties, as well as contemporary Chinese art. Organized by Amy G. Poster, Curator Emerita of Asian Art at the Brooklyn Museum, the exhibition brings together exemplary works of Chinese art that were amassed by such pioneering aesthetes as Childs Frick in Roslyn Harbor, the Arthur M. Sackler family in Manhasset and modern-day collectors. The exhibition will open with a group of 15 large-scale stone sculptures loaned from Columbia University's Arthur M. Sackler Collection. A gallery will be devoted to the many types of Chinese porcelain that were once displayed in the Museum’s Bryce-Frick mansion, the former residence of Childs Frick and his family. A monographic installation of contemporary ink paintings by the renowned Beijing artist Liu Dan will also be on view.