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Event Archive - Silk Splendour: Textiles of Late Imperial China (1644 - 1911):

Fri. May 4th 2012 - Sun. September 23rd 2012 Art Gallery Of Greater Victoria (All Ages)
10am - 5pm most days. Thursday until 9pm. Sundays & most holidays 12pm-5pm.
Free Regular Gallery Admission fees apply. Adult $13 // Senior/Student $11 // Youth $2.50 // Child Free // Member Free
Presented by: Art Gallery Of Greater Victoria, Curated by: Barry Till
Manchu era court life comes alive in this exhibition of exquisite embroidered silk garments reflecting the pomp and ceremony of China’s last imperial dynasty. Curated by Barry Till.

The Art Gallery recently received a large donation of superb quality Chinese costumes from an American donor Helen Jahnke through the Council for Canadian American Relations.

As well the Art Gallery just purchased an informal robe once worn by the Last Empress of China. Empress Wan Rang (1906-46), married the last emperor in 1922 when she was 17. The actress, Joan Chen, played her in the movie – The Last Emperor.

Watch our events calendar for affiliated programming for a chance to delve into the history, themes and stories behind this exhibition.
For example:
May 16, 2pm | Curator’s Tour with Barry Till
To check out more upcoming events, visit our event calendar


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