Escorted Bus Tour for Special Exhibits

The Emperor's Private Paradise, Treasures from the Forbidden City And Fish Silk Tea Bamboo: Cultivating an Image of China

Escorted Bus Tour for Special Exhibits

Saturday, November 13

Peabody Essex Museum   
Tickets: Adults $70; Five College/GCC/STCC students and seniors: $55 (Includes bus and gratuity, admission to both exhibits with a guided tour and entry to the Yin Yu Tang)

Join us on our travels to view two extraordinary Chinese exhibits. Never before seen by the public, The Emperor's Private Paradise highlights the contents of an Emperor's private retreat deep within the Forbidden City. Ninety objects of ceremony and leisure - murals, paintings, wall coverings, furniture, architectural elements, jades and cloisonne - unveil the private realm of the Qianlong Emperor (r.1736-1796), one of history's most influential figures. Fish Silk Tea Bamboo: Cultivating an Image of China Through delicate works on paper and other select objects, explore four essential motifs Westerners often associate with China -- fish, silk, tea, bamboo. Each was cultivated for its artistic expression as well as profit. All helped shape the emerging concept of the Middle Kingdom in 18th-century Europe. For reservations call 413-577-2486 or email


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