Permanent exhibitions of Hunan culture
From May 18, 2019
Location: Hunan Museum, Changsha city, Hunan province
The exhibitions of Hunan culture encompass the local culture of Guqin (a plucked seven-string Chinese zither-like musical instrument), ceramics, and paintings. As an organic whole, they complement each other and represent the elegant life and fine taste of people in Hunan.
The exhibition of Guqin culture in Hunan, focusing on the history of the instrument, shows people’s deep affection for it as well as its influence on Hunan culture from different perspectives.
The exhibition of ceramic paintings from the Changsha Kiln to the Liling Kiln, the first of its kind to introduce the art of ceramic painting, chronicles the development of painting on ceramic ware and highlights the importance of Hunan painted specimens in the history of Chinese ceramics.
The exhibition of famous Chinese painter Qi Baishi’s paintings covers the master's creations from the early to late periods of his career, striving to give a complete picture of the evolution of his painting styles and to convey his unique artistic self-confidence and inherent sense of innovation. As a Hunan native, Qi created artworks that are intrinsically connected with local culture.
The permanent exhibitions capture the essence of Hunan culture from the perspectives of Guqin, ceramics, and painting, bringing a diversified experience to the audience through a combination of cultural narrative and artistic presentation. A number of cultural relics are on display for the first time.
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