Bowdoin Collects: Chinese Ceramics, Jades, and Paintings

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Exhibition: Bowdoin Collects: Chinese Ceramics, Jades, and Paintings

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Markell Gallery
Rarely seen masterpieces from Bowdoin’s collection offer insights into the materials, technologies, and changing tastes that shaped Chinese art over the past five centuries.

Works

Chinese Covered Box, porcelain, Ming Dynasty, Wangli period, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Tudor Gardiner.
Chinese Jade Bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, 1736–95. Gift of Mrs. Frederick Blackmore, in memory of Frederick Blackmore.
Going Home, 1986, oil on canvas, by Chen Yifei, Chinese, 1946-2005. Gift of Irving Isaacson in memory of Judith Magyar Isaacson.

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Rarely seen masterpieces from Bowdoin’s collection offer insights into the materials, technologies, and changing tastes that shaped Chinese art over the past five centuries. Selections range from a Ming-dynasty porcelain box and an eighteenth-century jade bowl from the Qianlong Emperor’s personal collection to a recently acquired work by one of modern China’s most revered painters, Chen Yifei.