About the China Institute Gallery

About the China Institute Gallery


57 years, more than 100 exhibitions, 5,000 years of history

China Institute Gallery Grand Re-opening in March 2023 with special exhibition
Flowers on a River: The Art of Chinese Flower-and-Bird Painting, 1368-1911, Masterworks from Tianjin Museum and Changzhou Museum.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

The China Institute Gallery has gone virtual in response to COVID-19. Explore our online exhibitions and resources, with opportunities to connect with us digitally. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

China Institute Gallery is a center of Chinese art in New York. Established in 1966, China Institute Gallery was the first and only non-profit gallery in the United States to showcase Chinese art and culture exclusively and on a regular basis, now located in Lower Manhattan.

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, jade, 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, as well as to complement a wide range of intellectual inquiries.


China Institute Gallery offers:



Gallery Hours (During Exhibitions)

Monday : 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed on major holidays

Closed on Good Friday, April 7




Adults $15 / Students and seniors (with valid ID) $10
Children under 16: free
Members of China Institute: free
Thursday 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM: free admission


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China Institute Gallery Address

100 Washington Street, New York, NY 10006

Temporary entrance: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006




Located in the Downtown of Manhattan on 100 Washington Street,

at the corner of Washington St & Rector St,

China Institute is easily reached by public transportation.


By Train

Take R 1 to Rector Street, or take 4 5 to Wall Street, or take A C to Fulton Street, then transfer 4 5 to Wall Street.

By Path

Hoboken/Newark to World Trade Center

By Bus

Take M5 bus Southbound to Trinity Place and Rector Street, or take M20 bus Southbound End Avenue, or take M22 bus Southbound to Vesey Street.



Contact Us

Willow Weilan Hai Xige Xia Lewei Li Yue Ma
China Institute Gallery
Gallery Manager Gallery Coordinator Director, Art Education Program (DCTA)
[email protected]
212-744-8181 ext.148
[email protected]
212-744-8181 ext.146
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212-744-8181 ext.117
[email protected]
212-744-8181 ext.147