Arts of the Ming Dynasty: China's Age of Brilliance
Drawn entirely from the extensive resources of the Metropolitan Museum, this exhibition presents the rich diversity of art created under China’s Ming dynasty (1368–1644).
Its seventy paintings and calligraphies chronicle the parallel evolutions of the courtly and the scholar-amateur traditions.
These works are complemented by a generous selection of textiles, ceramics, lacquers, cloisonnée, jades, and bamboo carvings that showcase the material prosperity experienced under the Ming, whose name aptly translates as “brilliant.”

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
23 January  2009 –13 September 2009
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jan. 23, 2009