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Sheng Maoye (active 1594-1640)
Orchid Pavilion Gathering (detail)
Handscroll, ink and color on silk
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund 1974/1.244

Touring Exhibitions:

The Orchid Pavilion Gathering: Chinese Painting from the University of Michigan Museum of Art

Highlights of the Museum’s renowned collection of Chinese painting are presented in this exhibition of sixty major works. Spanning over 900 years, these paintings document many of the major developments in Chinese painting, a medium with important links to the history, culture, and politics of China. Many of the works on view are large scrolls and, due to their fragility, are exhibited only rarely. This landmark exhibition is accompanied by an extensive two-volume exhibition catalogue by former University of Michigan Senior Curator of Asian Art, Marshal Wu.

Exhibition Dates:

University of Michigan Museum of Art
Ann Arbor, MI
January 23 – March 26, 2000

Bayly Art Museum of the University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
October 4 – December 22, 2002

Spencer Museum of Art
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
August 16 – October 26, 2003

Wallach Art Gallery
Columbia University
New York, NY
January 20 – March 20, 2004

Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA
January 14 – April 2, 2006

Norton Museum of Art
West Palm Beach, FL
November 1, 2006 – June 1, 2008
Fifty seven works from the exhibition will be shown in rotation over eighteen months.

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The exhibition and accompanying publication are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.

For further information about UMMA touring exhibitions, please contact Katharine Derosier, Exhibitions Coordinator, by telephone at 734.615.8186 or by email at