About the Exhibition

General Information

Dates: September 5, 2008–January 11, 2009

Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 11:00 am–6:00 pm, with extended evening hours Fridays until 9:00 pm. Closed on Mondays and major holidays.

Location: Asia Society Museum, 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York, NY

Cost: $10; $7 for seniors and $5 for students with ID; free for members and persons under 16. Admission is free to all Friday 6:00 pm–9:00 pm.

So the history—riveting, puzzling, depressing, exhilarating—of
culture and politics in China goes on. The Asia Society show, with its
fine catalog, gives a vivid sense of its complexities, past and present,
in nutshell form. From this modest but explosive kernel, a thousand more
exhibitions will surely grow.
- The New York Times

Click here to read the complete New York Times review

Click here to read the complete New York Times review in Chinese (ARTCO 今藝術)

Click here to read the complete TIME magazine review

  • “Top Five” fall museum exhibitions in New York - Artinfo.com, Newsday
  • #1 listing of “not to be missed” fall exhibitions - New York magazine
  • #1 listing of recommended exhibitions outside of Washington, DC - The Washington Post

A full color, 260-page book, Art and China’s Revolution—including essays by leading political and social historians, art historians, interviews with and recollections by artists, and translations of primary documents from the period—published by Asia Society and Yale University Press accompanies the exhibition. Available at AsiaStore.

Critical support for this project comes from The Partridge Foundation, A John and Polly Guth Charitable Fund.

Major support for this project comes from Harold and Ruth Newman, an Anonymous Donor, Gaoan Foundation, Miranda Wong Tang, and Asia Society’s Contemporary Art Council.

Additional support has been provided by The W.L.S. Spencer Foundation, Gina Lin Chu, Lisina M. Hoch, Will and Helen Little, Stephanie Holmquist and Mark Allison, Take a Step Back Collection, and Abel and Sophia Sheng.”

Exhibition Credits
Exhibition Cocurators: Melissa Chiu and Zheng Shengtian
Asia Society Museum Staff
Marion Kocot, Associate Director
Miwako Tezuka, Associate Curator
Jacob Reynolds, Associate Registrar
Clay Vogel, Installation Manager and Exhibition Designer
Elizabeth Bell, Museum Associate
Hannah Pritchard, Administrative Assistant
Nancy Blume, Head of Museum Education Programs

Web Site Credits
Juliet Chou, Digital Design Director
Inhye Lee, Web Developer
Jeff Tompkins, Content Editor
Stephanie Valera, Content Editor