Art

Elegant Pursuits: The Arts of China’s Educated Elite, 1400-1900

When: Dec. 23-Feb. 23, 12 p.m. 2020

This exhibition celebrates the unveiling of a twelve-foot tall Taihu rock - a gift of the Chinese Sister City, Wuxi - honoring San Antonio's tricentennial anniversary. The rock is displayed on the museum campus, facing the River Walk, for the enjoyment of the local community and visitors from afar. SAMA is the first museum in the southwest to present a Taihu rock to the public. Elegant Pursuits focuses on the arts created by Jiangnan elites during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The exhibition illustrates the taste and artistic creativity inspired by rocks, showcasing 26 rare works from the collection of Wuxi. The event is free with museum admission.

Price: Free