Fascination with Nature: Birds, Flowers and Insects in Chinese Art

The exhibition features about 40 paintings of birds, flowers, plants and insects alongside a selection of porcelain decorated with images from nature. The highlight is a 14th-century handscroll titled Fascination of Nature by Xie Chufang, acquired in 1998 with the help of The Art Fund.

The works show the importance of bird, flower and insect motifs in Chinese art and present a unique opportunity to view Chinese depictions of nature- the paintings are extremely fragile and can only be displayed for short periods of time.

We will be shown around by British Museum curator Dr Clarissa von Spee.

Booking information: please call 0870 050 3688 for tickets.

Venue information

Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5.30pm (Fri until 8.30pm)

Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

Entry details

Tickets 14 6.45-8.00pm
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