Qiu Ying, The Jiucheng Palace (detail), Ming dynasty, c. 1525–33, Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts, Abe Collection, photo © Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

Farewell to Qiu Ying

August 28, 2020

In February, LACMA opened the first exhibition ever organized outside of Asia on the great Ming dynasty painter Qiu Ying (c. 1494–c.1552). Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying, which grapples with such issues as artists who cross social boundaries, literacy, and the importance of connoisseurship in determining quality and authenticity, will close on September 7, 2020. Although we are unable to extend Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying, LACMA is working to extend as many exhibitions as possible as we await permission from the state and the county to reopen our doors, and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we can.

If you didn't get a chance to view the exhibition before LACMA's temporary closure in March, you can take a virtual tour with exhibition curator Stephen Little.

If you're in the mood for a playlist inspired by the exhibition, check out this soundtrack organized by LACMA's Web and Digital Media team and Mark "Frosty" McNeill of nonprofit radio station dublab. (Learn more about how LACMA's exhibition soundtracks are created.)

Take a deeper dive into the scholarly research and glorious color illustrations of the paintings by reading the exhibition catalogue, and don't miss the video premiere of a classical Chinese music concert inspired by the exhibition on Sunday, September 6, at 5 pm PDT.

Please note: LACMA is temporarily closed to the public. We will announce any news about exhibitions by email, on our website, and through social media (@lacma).

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