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China Institute Gallery to Fully Explore Confucius: His Life and Legacy in Art

Finial for a staff. / Warring States Period (475–221 BCE) / Bronze with gold and silver inlay, H. 10 × W. 22 cm. / Kong Residence Cultural Relics Archive, Cultural Relics Administrative Committee of Qufu City, Shandong Province.

NEW YORK, NY.- A landmark exhibition on the
extraordinary philosopher, statesman and teacher known as Confucius (551- 479
BCE ) will be on view at China Institute Gallery from February 11 though June
13, 2010. “Confucius: His Life and Legacy in Art”
will focus on the
teachings and continuing influence of Confucius, who has become increasingly
synonymous with Chinese culture. Nearly 100 objects from the world of Confucius
and his ennobled descendants will be on exhibition, including hanging scrolls,
album leaves, bronze vessels, stone carvings, jade ceremonial implements,
wood-block prints and textiles. The works are on loan for the first time
in the U.S. from the Shandong Provincial Museum in Jinan and the Confucius
Museum in his hometown of Qufu.