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This edition: Chinese Landscape Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 14, 2017.

First aired: January 11, 2018.

“Chinese Landscape Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum” explores China’s thousand-year-old tradition of landscape painting. Asian Art curator Joseph Scheier-Dolberg leads a guided tour through the galleries: Landscapes of Poetry, Landscapes of Magic, Landscapes of Reclusion, and more. The program takes advantage of modern technology to magnify the fascinating details, which otherwise would be missed by general viewers. These landscape treasures reflect the Daoism view of the world, that humans are tiny compared to the majesty of nature, and that only mountains and rivers last for eternity.

Guest List

Joseph Scheier-Dolberg Assistant Curator of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, Metropolitan Museum of Art