Treasures of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Poly Art Museum
MARCH 4, 2017 – MARCH 8, 2017
The Poly Culture Art Center, owned by Poly Culture Group, China’s leading art and culture company who manages the world’s largest theatre chains and operates the world’s third largest artwork auction house, launched its second historic art installation on March 4th, 2017. Sixteen ancient Chinese bronze artifacts joined the four bronze-cast animal heads originally from the famed Summer Palace in Beijing that were already on display at the gallery. These rare pieces were on display for the first time in North America from March 4th – 8th, 2017.
Following on the great success of the inaugural installation that included forty-two antiques from the Qianlong Period, the Poly Culture Art Center went to great lengths to bring these sixteen rare bronze artifacts from China to the art gallery for local art enthusiasts to enjoy. Almost ten thousand guests have already viewed the first exhibition, with over four hundred visitors on the peak day, including countless private tours provided free of charge by the Poly Culture Art Center to over forty-five communities and business organizations throughout the Lower Mainland. The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia was among one of the welcome guests who visited the gallery and shared her thoughts on the culturally rich exhibition.
Ding vessel with phoenix and cicada motifs
Shang Dynasty | 16th century BC | -1050BC