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Last five days for "Pride of China" exhibition

The exhibition “The Pride of China” will end on Saturday (August 11). People are advised not to miss the last chance to view in Hong Kong the masterpieces of Chinese painting and calligraphy dating back more than 1,000 years.

The exhibition has been well received by the public. All advance tickets for phase II have sold out. There are about 700 door tickets for same day viewing available on a first-come-first-served basis at the Box Office of the Museum of Art and a daily quota of 700 reserved for the department’s yearly/half-year museum pass holders during the exhibition period.

The “Along the River During Qingming Festival” Special Gallery at Phase II of the exhibition features “Copy after Along the River During Qingming Festival” by Qiu Ying of Ming dynasty and an imitation copy of “Along” by contemporary artist Wu Hao. The other 15 valuable exhibits include Wang Xun’s “Letter to Boyuan” of the Jin dynasty, Yan Liben’s “Emperor Taizong Receiving the Tibetan Envoy” of the Tang dynasty, Dong Yuan’s “The Xiao and Xiang Rivers” of the Five Dynasties, Zhou Wenju’s “A Literary Gathering” of the Five Dynasties, Li Song’s “Puppet Play of a Skeleton”, Chen Rong’s “Ink Dragon” of the Southern Song dynasty, calligraphy by Zhao Ji, Emperor Huizong of the Northern Song dynasty, and the works of calligraphy by the four masters Su Shui, Huang Tingjian, Mi Fu and Cai Xiang.

The exhibition is jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Palace Museum and is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Palace Museum. It is co-sponsored by HSBC and the Friends of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, with Dragonair as the official carrier. It is one of the signature events to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of HKSAR.

The exhibition opens from 9am to 10pm daily, except on Thursday, which is the normal closure of the museum where visits will be arranged for pre-booking school groups and voluntary organisations.

Admission is $30. Special tickets at $20 each, which exclude admission to the “Along the River During Qingming Festival” Special Gallery are also available at the Box Office of the Museum of Art. A half-price concession is available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, full-time students and people with disabilities. “Free Admission on Wednesdays” and the department’s Weekly Pass are not applicable to this exhibition. 

The Museum of Art is located at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. For details of the exhibition, visit the Museum of Art's website at . For enquiries, call 2721 0116.

Ends/Tuesday, August 7, 2007

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