Virtual Gallery

During this challenging time, China Institute Gallery is still here for you—our virtual doors are open! We are now offering vibrant digital content, providing access to our past exhibits and the field of Chinese art. Our online Art Workshops offer interactive exercises for schoolchildren and families, and you can now enjoy our exhibits from the comfort of your couch. We have also launched a Chinese art blog on the Institute’s social media channels via #ArtFriday.

The China Institute Gallery has been bringing Chinese art to the public since 1966, presenting more than 100 exhibitions of calligraphy, painting, ceramics, bronzes, jade, decorative art, folk art, architecture, photography, textiles, and contemporary art covering 5,000 years of Chinese history.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department Of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Virtual Exhibitions:

Take a journey through our past exhibitions, allowing you to explore objects and installation views, and view video tours. Currently, Virtual Exhibitions include:

Explore our other past exhibitions.

Free “ArtFun” Workshops

Our “ArtFun” workshops invite individuals and families to experience the fun of making art with your hands.

Fun in Paper Folding


Ink Painting

Stay tuned for more workshops!


Dont forget to join us on Instagram for #ArtFridays, highlighting essential artworks and exhibitions to deepen your understanding of Chinese art.

Friends of the Gallery (FOTG) Membership:

FOTG ArtBlogs provide the latest news in the art field, inviting you to appreciate artworks, and expand your cultural knowledge through explorations of poetry and exhibitions.

Click here to learn more about FOTG membership.

Download ArtBlog #1 – The Art of Six Dynasties China.

Download ArtBlog #2 – April 2020 Art News.

Upcoming Exhibition

Although we are temporarily closed stay tuned for updates on our upcoming exhibition:

Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes from the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Zun wine vessel in the shape of an owl, 12th century BCE, Bronze, 12 1/4 × 7 3/16 × 8 1/4 in., 8.2 lb. (31.12 × 18.26 × 20.96 cm, 3.7 kg). Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury, Minneapolis Institute of Art (Museum no. 50.46.116)

Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes from the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Postponed To A Later Date

Drawing from the renowned Pillsbury collection, this exhibition will display nearly 100 ancient works from the Shang to Qing dynasties, to explore Chinese ritual practices through different historical lenses.

Curators: Liu Yang

Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Generous support for the exhibition and related catalogue provided by the Blakemore Foundation, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor, the Bei Shan Tang Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, and Christie’s.