- New Territories, Sha Tin
- Starts : January 1st, 1970
- Ends: January 27th, 9200
Happy Moo Year: Cows are one of the first animals human domesticated. In fact, the oldest animal painting discovered — which dates back to 40,000 years ago — features a cow-like creature. Cows are essential in human civilization, serving numerous purposes from being a source of food and helping with ploughing fields and pulling carts to being made into clothes and decorations. The Celebrating the Year of the Ox exhibition examines portrayals of the animal throughout different periods in Chinese history, including paintings, calligraphy and ceramic wares.
Admire the determination exuding from “Cowboy” 《牧童》by Li Keran (Sanqi), one of the most important Chinese guohua painters in the latter half of the 20th century, or the “One Hundred Buffaloes” 《百牛圖卷》from the Ming Dynasty, which vividly depicts 100 distinct buffaloes and cattle. Throughout Chinese history, cows have come to symbolize various ideas, from diligence to the courage to make the right choice and be free of worldly concerns. Let’s all take some inspiration from the majestic animal in the Year of the Ox.
Where? Gallery II, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin
When? Now through May 31, 2021
How much? Free!
How to participate? In view of the pandemic situation, visitors are required to reserve a viewing slot online 2-7 days prior to the visit. Visit http://www.artmuseum.cuhk.edu.hk/en/visit/opening/ for more details.
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