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Power and Beauty in China’s Last Dynasty @ mia

February 3, 2018 - June 10, 2018

$16 – $20

Power and Beauty in China’s Last Dynasty: An Exhibition in Target Gallery by Robert Wilson
Exhibition Dates: February 3 – May 27, 2018
The arts of the Chinese Qing court rivaled that of Europe’s great kingdoms. This opulence served to affirm imperial power and prestige, and also as stagecraft for the emperor’s leading role as “son of heaven.” “Power and Beauty in China’s Last Dynasty” presents treasures from the museum’s renowned collection of Chinese art, including rare court costumes, jades, lacquers, paintings, and sculpture. Mia’s curator of Chinese art, Liu Yang, has collaborated with celebrated artist, director, and New York-based stage designer Robert Wilson to create an experiential exhibition that engages the senses and evokes the otherworldly, intoxicating—and even dangerous—world of the Qing (pronounced “ch’ing”) court (1644–1912).

There will be a May term course on this exhibit, to be taught by U MN History professor Ann Waltner. Watch for more details.

Institute Hours:
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


February 3, 2018
June 10, 2018
$16 – $20