This blockbuster exhibition, which opened May 7, has already drawn more than 350,000 visitors. A gorgeous exploration of China through the prisms of art, film and fashion, this collaboration between the Costume Institute and the Department of Asian Arts is arguably on of the most extensive and important exhibitions ever to be mounted by the museum.
Encompassing approximately 30,000 square feet in 16 separate galleries in the Museum’s Chinese and Egyptian Galleries and Anna Wintour Costume Center, it is The Costume Institute’s largest special exhibition ever, and also one of the Museum’s largest. With gallery space three times the size of a typical Costume Institute major spring show, China has accommodated large numbers of visitors without lines.
“This exhibition is one of the most ambitious ever mounted by the Met, and I want as many people as possible to be able see it,” said Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of the Met. “It is a show that represents an extraordinary collaboration across the Museum, resulting in a fantastic exploration of China’s impact on creativity over centuries.”
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