Tour our new exhibition “Silk Splendour: Textiles of Late Imperial China (1644 – 1911)” with Barry Till, Curator of Asian Art.
Manchu era court life comes alive in this exhibition of exquisite embroidered silk garments.
The Art Gallery recently received a large donation of superb quality Chinese costumes from an American donor Helen Jahnke through the Council for Canadian American Relations.
As well the Art Gallery just purchased an informal robe once worn by the Last Empress of China. Empress Wan Rang (1906-46), married the last emperor in 1922 when she was 17. The actress, Joan Chen, played her in the movie – The Last Emperor.
Watch our events calendar for affiliated programming for a chance to delve into the history, themes and stories behind this exhibition. www.aggv.ca/calendar