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Highlighted Exhibitions: Women in Chinese Painting

In the Confucian ideology that pervaded traditional Chinese society for more than two thousand years, women did not determine the course of their own lives. In most regards, they were subservient to and dependent on the male members of their families. Despite these strictures, women played a critical role in creating and sustaining the economic and cultural fabric of Chinese society. Illustrating some of the active roles played by women in traditional Chinese society, the thirty works in this exhibition introduce goddesses, court ladies, empresses, silk makers, entertainers, courtesans, literary heroines, military figures, and the only woman to rule China as emperor. Also examining the role of women in the art world, a number of the paintings showcase the accomplishments of female artists.

Categories: Arts, Exhibits

Event Venue

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

1050 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20560

For more information:

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014
  • Friday, March 21, 2014
  • Saturday, March 22, 2014
  • Sunday, March 23, 2014
  • Monday, March 24, 2014
  • Tuesday, March 25, 2014
  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014
  • Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • Friday, March 28, 2014
  • Saturday, March 29, 2014
  • Sunday, March 30, 2014
  • Monday, March 31, 2014
  • Tuesday, April 1, 2014
  • Wednesday, April 2, 2014
  • Thursday, April 3, 2014
  • Friday, April 4, 2014
  • Saturday, April 5, 2014
  • Sunday, April 6, 2014
  • Monday, April 7, 2014
  • Tuesday, April 8, 2014
  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014
  • Thursday, April 10, 2014
  • Friday, April 11, 2014
  • Saturday, April 12, 2014
  • Sunday, April 13, 2014
  • Monday, April 14, 2014
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014
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