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Friday exhib: Chinese landscapes at Nelson-Atkins

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This week’s Friday exhibition is “Journey through Mountains and Rivers: Chinese Landscapes Ancient and Modern,” which is at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art through April 28. The Nelson-Atkins has one of the world’s greatest collections of Chinese landscape painting, and the exhibition features many works from the Song and Yuan Dynaties (the 10th-14th centuries) as well as a major work by contemporary Chinese painter Xu Longsen: The Law of the Dao is its Being What it Is (2002-08). The fragile older paintings are only on view once every ten years. Exhibition curator Colin Mackenzie is featured on the second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast.

Attributed to Li Cheng, A Solitary Temple Amid Clearing Peaks, Northern Song Dynasty (960–1127). Collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Xu Daoning, Fishermen on a Mountain Stream, ca. 1049. Collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. [Click to expand.]

Xia Gui, Twelve Views of Landscape (section), active 1180-1224. Collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. [Click to expand.]

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