Gallery Talk: Empresses of China’s Forbidden City

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 1 PM

Take a peek inside the Forbidden City and learn about the lives of Chinese empresses during the Qing dynasty with Jan Stuart, Melvin R. Seiden Curator of Chinese Art.

Empress Xiaoxian (detail), Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, 1777, with repainting possibly in 19th century, Ignatius Sichelbarth (Ai Qimeng) [China (born in Bohemia), 1708–1780], Yi Lantai (active about 1748–1786), and possibly Wang Ruxue (active 18th century), hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, Peabody Essex Museum, gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Sturgis Hinds, 1956, E33619. Photo by Walter Silver/PEM.

  • Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
  • Event Location: Sackler, level B1
  • Cost: Free