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The Tale of Prince Vessantara

Exhibition dates: 27 March to 9 September 2018 Gallery 29 | Admission Free The current display in the Eastern Art Paintings Gallery (Gallery 29) highlights the Vessantara Jataka, the most popular story in the Buddhist world. It explores how the … Continue reading

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Qu Leilei: A Chinese Artist in Britain at the Ashmolean

Exhibition dates:  7 November 2017 – 15 April 2018 Gallery 11 | Admission Free Qu Leilei: A Chinese Artist in Britain is a retrospective of the contemporary artist Qu Leilei on display at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford until the … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Prints – Good Fortune all year long!

Last month the Ashmolean Museum celebrated Chinese New Year with a range of colourful activities. The Eastern Art Department showed a selection from the reserve collection of Chinese New Prints at the Jameel Centre. This included prints from the late … Continue reading

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New temporary display of works by Xu Bing

From 2 March Gallery 10 | Admission Free Xu Bing (b.1955, Chongqing, Sichuan) is a leading contemporary artist from China renowned for works of art that explore language. To mark his visit to Oxford in March for the 2018 Oxford … Continue reading

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“Pure Land: Images of Immortals in Chinese Art” in Gallery 11

This wide-ranging exhibition, which includes paintings, textiles and porcelain, takes Chinese immortals and immortality as its theme. With a particular focus on the Pure Land of Amitabha Buddha – the Buddha of Infinite Light – the exhibition also explores the … Continue reading

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