Chinese Yuan Dynasty Treasures at Freer Gallery

The Freer Gallery in Washington DC will showcase treasures from the Song and Yuan Dynasties this winter including ceramics and landscape paintings from the 13th and 14th centuries.

The exhibits Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Yuan Legacy and Chinese Ceramics: 13th-14th Century will run until May 31, 2015 and January 3, 2016.

From the press release:

"We are showing incredibly significant works, including rare, original signed works by major Yuan artists-such as the influential Wang Meng's earliest dated work," said Stephen Allee, associate curator for Chinese painting and calligraphy at the Freer and Sackler. "These remarkable masterpieces illustrate the characteristic elements of Yuan dynasty styles that were adapted and reinterpreted by artists in subsequent dynasties."

A complementary exhibition of Yuan dynasty ceramics, "Chinese Ceramics: 13th-14th Century," will be on view Dec. 20 to Jan. 3, 2016, providing a sense of the vitality of Yuan culture and lifestyle and the importance of foreign interactions. Chinese ceramic creations--including celadon from the celebrated ceramics center of Longquan and porcelain from Jingdezhen, known as China's "Porcelain Capital"-- offer stunning examples of ceramic art that reveal why Yuan dynasty goods had such strong appeal both within China and for international trade.