Recalling the Past: A Selection of Early Chinese Art from the Victor Shaw Collection
- December 3, 1997 - August 31, 1998. December 3, 1997 - December, 1998 Drawing on one of the finest private collections of Early Chinese art, Recalling the Past spans 4,500 years of Chinese art from the Neolithic through the Han, Tang and Song dynasties. The exhibit features diverse objects in jade, bronze, ceramic, gold and silver, and other materials - all remarkable for the exceptional quality of their manufacture and design. The objects highlight aspects of ancient Chinese civilization - notions of ritual, changing decorative motifs, the formation of national unity during the Han, the importance of the Tang in later time, and the justified fame both within China and around the world of Chinese ceramics.