20 January 2021
4 February 2015
CUHK Exhibits Jubilant Rams in Chinese Culture to Celebrate the Year of Ram

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2015 is the year of the Ram. To welcome the new lunar year, the Art Museum, the Department of Fine Arts and the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) jointly present the exhibition on ‘Jubilant Rams in Chinese Culture: Celebrating the Year of the Ram’ from 6 February to 26 April 2015.  Members of the public are welcome to visit the exhibition.  Admission is free. 

This special exhibition includes a selection of about 40 paintings, ceramic pieces, carved jade and other gemstones, all of which relate to the Ram.  Beyond the Ram’s depiction in classical Chinese literature, this exhibition vividly illustrates the abundant and multifarious artistic representations of the Ram’s essence throughout Chinese culture. 

Details of the exhibition are as follows: 

Exhibition   Period:

6 February to 26 April 2015 

Opening Hours:

Mondays to Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sundays: 1:00pm - 5:00pm 


Lunar New Year Holidays (18-22 February)
Easter Holidays (3-7 April) 

Exhibition   Venue:

Gallery III, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, CUHK 



(From left) Prof. Mok Kar-leung, Chairman, Department of Fine Arts; Prof. Xu Xiaodong, Associate Director, Art Museum; and Mr. Zhan Zhenpeng, PhD student, Department of Fine Arts, CUHK.

Prof. Ho Che-wah, Chairman, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, CUHK (left) introduces the meaning of ram in ancient Chinese.

Exhibition on ‘Jubilant Rams in Chinese Culture: Celebrating the Year of the Ram’

Grey pottery lamp in sheep form
Han (206BCE-220AD)
Art Museum Collection

Crouching goat with celadon glaze
Western Jin (265-316)
Jiurutang Collection

Gold saddle fitting with mythical animals
7th to 9th century
Mengdiexuan Collection

White jade pendant of ram resting on chrysanthemum base
Ming to Qing (1368-1911)
Xiwenguo Zhai Collection

White jade ram and lambs
Qing (1644-1911)
Muwentang Collection

Vase with flambé glaze
Qing, Qianlong reign (1736-1795)
Huaihaitang Collection

Three Rams
Ren Yi (1840-1895), dated 1878
Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper
Tianminlou Collection

Ink-stone with three sheep design
19th century
Art Museum Collection