The Bei Shan Tang Legacy: Chinese Painting


7 May 2021 - 25 Jul 2021


Opening Hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sundays and Public Holidays 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thursday (Except Public Holidays)
New Year, Lunar New Year, Easter and Christmas Holidays


Gallery II, III & IV, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Open to the public. Free admission.


3943 7416

Event Details:

Dating back millennia, Chinese painting is astoundingly beautiful and culturally profound. The Art Museum of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) collaborated with the Department of Fine Arts of CUHK and curated the exhibition The Bei Shan Tang Legacy: Chinese Painting. Opened in the autumn of 2019, the exhibition was well-received but had to be put to an untimely end due to social circumstances. Responding to requests from the academia and public, the Art Museum is rerunning the exhibition to showcase with 120 exhibits the artistic achievements in painting from the Southern Song to the Qing dynasties.

The exhibits are presented in ten sections, namely Landscapes of the Mind, Landscapes from Nature, Landscapes after the Past, Birds-and-Flowers and Miscellaneous Subjects, Daoist and Buddhist Realms, Portraits beyond Appearances, Fair Ladies, Yangzhou Painting, Guangdong Painting, and Women Painters in the hope of offering visitors a road map for sampling the intriguingly complex and enduringly captivating domains of Chinese painting. Strolling through the three exhibition galleries, visitors may feel like travelling back in time and discovering different facets of the past.

Exhibit List: Click Here