Tsinghua Treasures —— Exhibition of Tsinghua University Art Museum Collection
Exhibition PeriodOn Regular Exhibition
Exhibition VenueExhibition Hall 9-13, Fourth Floor, Tsinghua University Art Museum
Chief CuratorFeng Yuan Lv Zhangshen
CuratorShang Gang Zhang Gan Huang Yi
HostTsinghua University Art Museum Academy of Arts & Design,Tsinghua University National Museum of China Tsinghua University Library
The “Tsinghua Treasures – Exhibition of Tsinghua University Art Museum Collection” boasts a presence of bronze, paintings, ceramics, tapestries and furniture with a total of more than 500 collections, where paintings, ceramics, tapestries and furniture, about 450 pieces in total, mainly comes from the former Central Academy of Fine Arts. The selected collections for this exhibition reflects the complete development system of each arts and meanwhile highlights quintessence of masterpieces, struggling to characterize the museum thoroughly. Paintings are exemplified by Lv Ji’s Wintry Plum Blossoms and Golden Pheasants, Ding Yunpeng’s Washing Elephant, Zhu Yunming’s The Former Red Cliff Ode by Su Shi in Cursive Script, Wang Hui’s Soliciting for Crossing Snowy Stream Imitating Jiang Guandao, Ren Bonian’s Su Wu The Shepherd, Qi Baishi’s The Four Seasons and Xu Beihong’s Jiufang Gao. Ceramics cover primarily those from Jingdezhen kiln factory in Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Period, such as Rouge Red Press-Hand Cup, Under-Glazed Red Oil Hammer Vase with Dragon Designs and Blue-and-White Yuhu Spring Vase with Bamboo and Stone Designs. Tapestries capture Ming Dynasty’s Round Chinese silk Kesi with phoenix and peony patterns, Qing Dynasty’s Kesi Buddha with “Infinite Life Buddha” patterns, r Red and soft silk Changyi gown embroidered with “Jinyumantang” designs and Blue Kesi imperial robe. Furniture are exhibited as Ming Dynasty’s HuangHuaLi All-round Harp Table, HuangHuaLi Dwarf Recessed-leg Table with Everted Flanges and HuangHuaLi Round-backed Armchair. Though limited in number and difficult to present overall perspective, the collections nevertheless deliver a microcosm of treasures of Tsinghua University Art Museum.
Special thanks to Tsinghua University iCampus Larry Han, Bonnie Lei, Richard Altieri, Ella Cheng for the translation and proofreading support.
Works on show
Blue-and-White Yuhu Spring Vase with Bamboo and Stone Designs
Under-Glazed Red Oil Hammer Vase with Dragon Designs
Beech short southern official’s hat armchair
Huanghuali wood coin small everted-flange desk with continuous floor stretcher
Red and soft silk Changyi gown embroidered with “Jinyumantang” designs
Sky blue satin waistcoat with embroidered edges and Pipa jin