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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension Current Exhibits:
This exhibit traces Chinese pottery from its humble, utilitarian beginnings to its culmination as an elite art form. Early specimens reveal ancient social structure, with Han Dynasty 漢朝 (206 bce-220 CE) roof tile ends that record the status of their owners in ancient Wadang 瓦當 script. Grave goods intended for use in the afterlife, like a Han Dynasty miniature house and Song Dynasty 宋朝 (960-1279 ce) funerary jars, shed light on daily life and death in a bygone era. Sculptures of horses and carriages capture the dominance of the equestrian mongol culture during the Yuan Dynasty 元朝 (1279-1368 CE). And porcelain vessels illustrate the expertise of Ming Dynasty 明朝 (1368-1644 ce) craftsmen who increased firing temperatures and used white kaolin clay to create fine china that was coveted worldwide. Kevin Stewart donated most of this marvelous collection, and Supervisor Ron Roberts and the county of San Diego funded the purchase of several pieces. A generous grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter foundation made research and production of this exhibition possible.
Featured image: pottery carriage, yuan dynasty 元朝 (1279-1368 CE)
Chuang Archive and Learning Center Current Exhibits:
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Want a tour of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum’s permanent collection and the featured rotating exhibit? Would you like to explore Old Chinatown and learn about San Diego’s old Stingaree Red Light District? The Gaslamp District was a very different place in the turn of century, learn how it got to be that way.
The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum offers museum tours on the first Saturday and an Asian Pacific Historic District Walking tour on the second Saturday of every month. Space is limited so make your reservations today. See Ongoing Events for more information.
NEW LECTURE SERIES: Explore intriguing aspects of Chinese art, culture and history with Senior Coordinator of Education & Exhibits Alex Stewart. New topics every month, many of which feature original research on museum artifacts or firsthand ethnographic accounts from China.