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Established in 1966, China Institute Gallery was the first non-profit gallery in the United States to showcase Chinese art and culture exclusively and on a regular basis.

China Institute Gallery is renowned for its intimate, first-class thematic exhibitions, which are accompanied by in-depth scholarly catalogues. The Gallery has presented over 100 exhibitions in such areas as calligraphy, painting, ceramics, bronzes, decorative art, folk art, architecture, photography, textiles, and contemporary art covering 5,000 years of Chinese history from the Neolithic period to present day. China Institute Gallery has earned an international reputation and continues to provide a unique opportunity for Americans and visitors from around the world to appreciate both traditional and contemporary Chinese art and culture.


125 East 65th Street (between Lexington and Park Avenues)

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday and Thursday 10am - 8pm
Free admission from 6pm - 8pm
Closed in between exhibitions and on major holidays.


Adults $7 Students and seniors (with valid ID) $4
Free Children under 12
Free Members of China Institute, Asia Society, and Channel Thirteen


China Institute Gallery is a non-commercial exhibition space and is not involved with the sale of any artwork. Exhibition proposals must follow China Institute Gallery policies and procedures. For inquiries regarding exhibitions and research assistance, please contact the Gallery Registrar at or 212-744-8181, ext.146.

The Gallery staff does not offer appraisals of artwork. Friends of the Gallery members, however, may meet with gallery staff for assistance with basic research on works in their private collections.

By Subway:

to 68th Street;
to Lexington Avenue & 63rd Street;
to 59th Street & Lexington Avenue.

By Bus:

M101, M102, M103 to 65th Street & Third Avenue - uptown and to 65th Street & Lexington Avenue - downtown;
M66 to Lexington Avenue & 68th / 67th Street - crosstown.

For more information on China Institute Gallery, email; or call 212-744-8181, ext.146

Links to Museums on Asian/Chinese Art in the U.S.

The Cleveland Museum of Art