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"The Artist as Collector: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the
C.C. Wang Family Collection"
1999-09-03 until 2000-01-09
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
On view are some 60 paintings from the C.C. Wang Family Collection in the Metropolitan
Museum. Highlighted are 12 promised gifts from this renowned collection — including
Riverbank, one of the earliest and most important landscape hanging scrolls in the history of
Chinese art — made by Oscar L. Tang, a member of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Board of
Trustees, and his family. A choice group of loans from The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Art
Museum of Princeton University, and the Wang family are also included, as well as a small
selection of paintings by C.C. Wang. Spanning ten centuries of painting history, the exhibition
illuminates the entire tradition of scholar painting from its birth and early development in the Song
and Yuan dynasties (10th to 14th century) to its later transformation and elaboration during the
Ming and Qing dynasties (14th to 20th century).
A full-day, international symposium will be held on December 11 in conjunction with the
exhibition, exploring issues of authentication and connoisseurship in Chinese art.
The exhibition and catalogue are made possible with the support of the Tang Fund.
The symposium and accompanying publication are made possible by the Tang Fund.
Additional support is provided by The B.Y. Lam Foundation.