Xu Beihong: Pioneer of Modern Chinese Painting

Oct 30, 2011–Jan 29, 2012

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Closed: October 30, 2011–Jan 29, 2012
Anschutz Gallery

Xu Beihong is a key figure in 20th century Chinese art. Drawn from the Xu Beihong Memorial Museum, the exhibition features 61 works including Chinese ink brush paintings, oil paintings, drawings, pastels, and calligraphy. Visitors can explore Xu Beihong’s career from early works including a 1918 landscape painting, drawings and paintings created during his studies in Europe, and several of his well-known and loved horse paintings. This is the first exhibition in North America to cover the full spectrum of work by this important artist, acclaimed by critics as the father of modern Chinese paintings.

A special ticket will be required for this exhibition and the complementary exhibition, Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China’s Last Dynasty.

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Xu Beihong: Pioneer of Modern Chinese Painting is organized by the Denver Art Museum in collaboration with the Xu Beihong Memorial Museum. Significant support is provided by the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation. Additional support is provided by the William Sharpless Jackson Jr. Endowment Fund, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the Joy R. Hilliard Bequest, the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, and the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign. Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, and The Denver Post.

News & Stories

  • Xu Beihong’s Denver Connections
    Blog: Behind the Scenes

    Xu Beihong’s Denver Connections

    The Denver Art Museum is the only world-wide destination for Xu Beihong: Pioneer of Modern Chinese Painting, on view through January 29. One of the first Chinese artists to study in Europe, Xu advocated for the integration of Western techniques with traditional styles in order to modernize Chinese painting. More

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