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Chinese Art

PEM's collection of Chinese art offers for exploration the rich and broad realms of China's ancient and contemporary cultures. The collection encompasses visual art from the many cultures and tastes within China, including the everyday, the imperial, the literati, the revolutionary and current artistic trends, as well as works from minority nationalities. Many works draw inspiration from ancient Chinese art while others express influences from Europe and America. The collection includes painting and calligraphy, textiles, ceramics and architecture. Together, the objects fully reflect the breadth of China's visual cultures as they have evolved over the centuries.

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