After a decade of preparations, an art lover's dream will debut in China. China's largest-ever exhibition reflecting the history and development of American art over the centuries opens at the National Museum of China this afternoon.
The exhibition contains 130 works, including collections from 10 separate European museums and agencies. In all, 120 artists each holding important roles in American art history are represented. These works will track 300 years of innovation in American art, ranging from the dawn of the 18th century to the present day.
The exhibition is hosted by the China Museum of Art and organized in collaboration with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, in partnership with the Terra Foundation for American Art. After closing in Beijing on April 5, it will set off on a tour of Shanghai and to other countries.
(CRI.cn February 9, 2007)