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Shanghai Art Museum

I visited the Shanghai Art Museum in December. The day I went only one exhibit was open, but since the museum is free, I went in. I liked paintings by Peng Cainian, though I’d say these seemed more like “living … Continue reading

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Silk Museum

Suzhou’s Silk Museum is free and offers visitors a chance to see the history of silk and how silk was made long ago. It just takes about an hour to go through the exhibits, which offer lots of English explanations. … Continue reading

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Suzhou Museum

Designed by I. M. Pei, who spent his childhood in Suzhou, the Suzhou Museum is a joy. The architecture reminds me of Pei’s museum in Miho, Japan. It’s modern with bold geometric lines and takes its cues from nature and … Continue reading

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Luoyang Must See: Luoyang Museum

Luoyang has a wonderful, free museum full of sculptures, bronzes, calligraphy, and ceramics. The area boasts of originating the green, orange, cream tri-colored glazes you see so often in Chinese ceramics. The artifacts are well displayed and there’s some English … Continue reading

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National Art Museum of China

I went to Beijing last weekend and took in the National Art Museum of China. It’s got a good collection of art that shows what is going on in Chinese art and what has been valued in modern times. Best … Continue reading

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