Empresses of China's Forbidden City
On view August 18, 2018 to February 10, 2019
This exhibition is the first to explore the role of empresses in shaping China’s last dynasty- the Qing dynasty - from 1644 to 1912. Nearly 250 spectacular objects from the Forbidden City tell the little-known story of how imperial women influenced court politics, art, and religion. Timed to mark the fortieth anniversary of the normalization of U.S.-China diplomatic relations, Empresses of China's Forbidden City is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum; the Smithsonian's Freer|Sackler, Washington, D.C.; and the Palace Museum, Beijing. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation provide generous support. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provides valuable support.
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