22 novembre 2010

Treasures of Ancient Chinese Art Return to Public View @ the Freer Gallery of Art

        Ornament in the form of a human face. Longshan culture (ca. 3000'17'' B.C.E.). Jade (nephrite). Photo: Freer Gallery of Art. WASHINGTON, DC.- Ancient jades and bronzes widely considered to be among the greatest treasures of Chinese art returned to public view at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art Nov. 20. More than 100 works have been reinstalled in two newly renovated galleries after more than a decade in storage. Chinese jade carvings and vessels cast from bronze are some of the oldest... [Lire la suite]