Traveling Exhibitions

Last Rays over the Himalayan Mountains - Lu Hao 卢浩

Among Mountains and Rivers - Gao Hui 高辉

Soaring Peaks with Clouds (2015) - Zhang Jiaxuan张家瑄


Art Of The Mountain: Through The Chinese Photographer’s Lens

Organized by China Institute Gallery
A traveling exhibition available starting Fall 2019

In Chinese legend, mountains are the pillars that hold up the sky. Mountains were seen as places that nurture life. Their veneration took the form of rituals, retreat from social society, and aesthetic appreciation with a defining role in Chinese art and culture.

Art of the Mountain consists of three sections: Revered Mountains of China introduces the geography, history, legends, and culture that are associated with Chinese mountains and includes photographs by Hou Heliang, Kang Songbai and Kang Liang, Li Daguang, Lin Maozhao, Li Xueliang, Lu Hao, Zhang Anlu, Xiao Chao, Yan Shi, Wang Jing, Zhang Jiaxuan, Zhang Huajie, and Zheng Congli. Landscape Aesthetics in Photography presents Wang Wusheng’s photography of Mount Huangshan, also known as Yellow Mountain, to reflect the renowned Chinese landscape painting aesthetic and its influence. New Landscape Photography includes the works of Hong Lei, Lin Ran, Lu Yanpeng, Shao Wenhuan, Taca Sui, Xiao Xuan’an, Yan Changjiang, Yang Yongliang, Yao Lu, Zeng Han, Gao Hui, and Feng Yan, who express their thoughts on the role of mountains in society.

The exhibition is curated by Willow Weilan Hai, Director, China Institute Gallery; Jerome Silbergeld, P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Professor of Chinese Art History at Princeton University, Emeritus; and photography critic and photographer Jiang Rong.

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The Beauty of Chinese Gardens: Photographs by David H. Engel

This exhibition, currently exhibited at Boise Art Museum, showcases 40 black-and-white photographs of classical gardens in the Suzhou and Shanghai regions of China. Taken by David Engel in the 1980s, these photographs capture the unique architectural and aesthetic elements of private gardens in the lower Yangzi region. The serene and beautiful images offer visitors a striking glimpse into how man-made architecture can be ingeniously fused with the natural environment.


$1,500 for up to 2 months
$2,000 for 3-5 months
$2,500 for 6+ months

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“China Institute Gallery consistently produces some of the best Asian shows in town, with first rate material, handsome installations and catalogues by some of the more glamorous specialists in the field…and exemplifies the curatorial direction museums should be taking today.” (Holland Cotter, The New York Times, September 19, 2003)

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