Thursday, November 16
Bus leaves Old Naval Hospital at 8:00 a.m.; picks up at La Costa at 8:30 a.m.
Join the Asian Arts Council in a visit to the Bowers Museum for the exhibition Empress Dowager Cixi: Selections from the Summer Palace, and a tour at the private collection in the Chen Art Gallery. Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) was a notorious politician, but also is known as a connoisseur, patron, and even creator of art in the early twentieth century. This exhibition, through a groundbreaking partnership with the Summer Palace Museum in Beijing, reconstructs the matriarch’s everyday life in the Summer Palace, presenting her multi-faceted roles through over 100 objects that have never before been seen in the United States.
The Chen Art Gallery displays an impressive array of over 1000 artifacts spanning 5000 years of Chinese history from Neolithic pottery to early 20th century creations. For questions and reservation contact Lily Birmingham: email@example.com.
Sponsored by the Asian Arts Council
$85 AAC members / $95 nonmembers