Gallery Tours & Workshops for Groups

Discover China Through Art
Program in conjunction with the exhibition
Art in a Time of Chaos: Masterworks from Six Dynasties China, 3rd–6th Centuries

October 11, 2016 through March 19, 2017

Discover China Through Art (DCTA), China Institute Gallery’s innovative art education program for groups, will introduce participants to our downtown inaugural exhibition Art in a Time of Chaos: Masterworks from Six Dynasties China, 3rd –6th Centuries. Each group visit consists of a three-part program featuring an introductory video presentation, a docent-led gallery tour, and a hands-on art workshop, all of which can be adapted for different age groups and interests.

By exploring great collections from Chinese museums up close in the Gallery, participants will see artistic innovations and achievements of the Six Dynasties, and how they established the enduring subjects, genres, and themes that have defined Chinese art for generations. The hands-on workshop provides rare opportunities to learn and apply fundamental Chinese ink and brush techniques.


Schedule: Available for booking weekday
Mornings 10:30AM-12:00PM & Afternoons 1:30PM-3:00PM
Please reserve a tour at least two weeks in advance of the requested date.
Please contact us for evening & weekend programs.

Fee: Weekdays: $110 per group
Evenings & weekends: $150 per group
Up to 30 participants per group; we can accommodate 2 groups at one time

Contact: Yue Ma 212-744-8181 x 147 or by email at [email protected]


About Discover China Through Art (DCTA)

Discover China Through Art (DCTA) is an innovative art education program that China Institute Gallery offers to schools and the general public. Created in 1992, DCTA introduces audiences to Chinese art and culture through a three-part interactive program that complements the Gallery’s exhibitions. The participants experiment with Chinese art through an introductory video presentation, a docent-led gallery discussion, and a hands-on art workshop. It is in these popular workshops that our participants experience Chinese art up close and have the opportunity to learn and apply fundamental techniques.

The program also offers special Chinese art and culture workshops in between of exhibitions, which consist of an interactive video presentation and an experimental hands-on workshop.


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Discover China Through Art is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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