In Pursuit of Reclusion: 17th-Century Chinese Painting

Exhibition showcases nearly 60 paintings from an era of unrivaled historical drama and artistic achievement in China that spans from the late Ming (ca. 1600–1644) and the early Qing dynasties (1644–ca.1700).

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, time TBA

Where: S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Not available

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Exhibitions


Exhibit on display October 20, 2012 – January 20, 2013

Works included in the exhibition hail from the National Palace Museum, Taiwan, five other public institutions, and six private collections in the United States and Taiwan, as well as the Santa Barbara Museum of Art with a number of paintings that have never before been published. They cover a variety of formats—hanging scrolls, hand scrolls, albums, and fans—and span a range of subjects including landscape, figures, birds-and-flowers, and fish.

The accompanying catalogue will be the first publication to explore in depth the theme of reclusion in painting and calligraphy within the broader context of political and social changes in the 17th century.

Phone: 805-884-6454

Event posted May 3, 2012
Last updated May 3, 2012


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