Painting with Threads

Chinese Tapestry and Embroidery, 12th–19th Century - The thinness and strength of silk make it the ideal material for weaving or embroidering elegant, painting-like images characterized by fluid outlines, rich colors, and even the addition of calligraphic inscriptions and seals. Drawn from the Metropolitan's superb holdings of Chinese tapestries and embroideries, this installation, which features several pieces not exhibited previously, presents dramatic landscapes, flowers and birds, famous immortals, and stunning examples of calligraphy, showcasing the artistic imagination and technical sophistication of China's textile artists.
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.*
Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May

Dates:October 25, 2014 10:00 am to August 09, 2015 05:00 pm
Address:1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), New York, New York 10028, United States
Phone: 212-535-7710
Contact:The Metropolitan Museum of Art