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"The Embodied Image: Chinese Calligraphy
from the John B. Elliott Collection"
2000-09-15 until 2001-01-07
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY,
The most important and comprehensive exhibition of
its kind ever assembled in the West, The Embodied
Image: Chinese Calligraphy from the John B. Elliott
Collection—on display through January 7,
2001—brings together some 110 works of art from
the two principal collections of Chinese calligraphy
that were formed in the United States. More than
fifty-five masterworks from the John B. Elliott
Collection of The Art Museum, Princeton
University—perhaps the finest such collection outside
Asia—are integrated with a number of similar
masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
most notably from the John M. Crawford Jr.
Collection, and loans from six private collections.
Spanning the period from the 4th century to the
modern era, the exhibition explores the stylistic
range and individuality of many of the leading artists
of the last 1,000 years.
The exhibition was organized by The Art Museum,
The exhibition was made possible by the Publications
Committee of the Department of Art and Archaeology,
Princeton University, the National Endowment for the
Arts, The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc., The Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation, Martha Sutherland Cheng, the
Joint Committee on Chinese Studies of the American
Council of Learned Societies, and the Social Sciences
Research Council; and anonymous donors.
The exhibition in New York is made possible by The
Record of the Miaoyan Monastery, ca. 1309–10.
Zhao Mengfu (Chinese,
The Art Museum,
of John B. Elliott.