Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes

1370 Southmore Boulevard Houston, TX 77004
  • Dates: May 1, 2020 - August 9, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Asia Society Texas Center
  • Address: 1370 Southmore Boulevard
  • Price: Free for Asia Society Members, $5 Students and Seniors with ID, $8 Nonmembers
  • Admission: Free for Asia Society Members, $5 Students and Seniors with ID, $8 Nonmembers
  • Area of Town: Museum District
  • Free Admission: Yes

Exploring the ritual significance of ancient Chinese bronzes, this exhibition sheds new light on innovations of form and ornamentation, and the maturity in techniques of casting these stunning objects dating from the Shang to the Han Dynasties (1600 BE-220 CE). Bronze designs influenced other art forms in China, and later examples in jade, blue and white ceramics, and cloisonné will be featured.

Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes is organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Generous support for the exhibition and related catalogue provided by the Blakemore Foundation, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Bei Shan Tang Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, and Christie’s.


Image credits: 50.46.116.jpg: China, late Shang dynasty (c. 1300–c. 1046 BCE), Zun wine vessel in the shape of an owl, 13th–12th century BCE, Bronze, Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury, 50.46.116, Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art.

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