Private Letters of Suzhou Wu School Artists

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/17 19:23:39

In ancient China, letters were compared to koi fish, wild goose, messenger birds and clouds. Letters were a medium of communication, traveling miles and miles, carrying people's worries, longings and best wishes to their loved ones in remote places. In the history of literature, many private letters of famous historical figures have been collected and admired for generations. The Shanghai Museum has a rich collection of Ming Dynasty literati letters, among which those left by Wu School artists are especially great in both quantity and quality. As historical records, their contents offer a comprehensive understanding of the politics, family life and artistic life of the time. The Wu School artists' personal lives and experiences, their artistic concepts and aesthetic tastes, their friends of circles and even the fashion in the literary and artistic world, were preserved in these pieces.

Date: Until October 22, 9 am - 5 pm

Venue: Shanghai Museum No.3 Exhibition Hall 上海博物馆 第三展厅

Address: 201 People's Avenue


Admission: Free

Call 6372-3500 for more details


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