Hong Kong Museum of Art ? explore a world of oriental aesthetics

March 24, 2010

Located in the southern part of China, Hong Kong boasts of multitude of attractions where the Hong Kong Museum of Art has become one of the highlights of Hong Kong tours.

Under the administration of Leisure & Cultural Services Department, the museum was launched in 1962 with the intention of preserving Chinese heritage whilst promoting art among the masses. The Hong Kong Museum of Art manages an array of educational programs corresponding with their exhibitions to enlighten the art enthusiasts. Moreover it also features an interesting variety of thematic exhibits to entertain tourists from the world over.

You can witness an enormous collection of about 15,000 exhibits encompassing Chinese paintings, Chinese antiques and treasures, historical paintings and calligraphy in addition to displaying artworks of popular local artists.

The highlights of the special exhibitions are themed as Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation, “Hong Kong Art Open Dialogue” Exhibition Series IV – Charming Experience, A Selection of Chinese Paintings from the Xubaizhai Collection, New Literati Painting as well as No Frontiers: The Art of Ding Yanyong and so forth.

What’s more, the site also claims to hold permanent exhibitions themed as Chinese Gold as well as Gems of Chinese Ceramics from the Hong Kong Museum of Art. You can tour around the premises to explore various thematic exhibitions namely Chinese Antiques, Chinese Fine Arts, Historical Pictures, Hong Kong Art, K.S. Lo Collection of Tea Ware and Seals in addition to Xubaizhai Collection of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy.

You can also visit its branch by the name Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware sited at the premises of the Hong Kong Park. Specializing in collecting, studying and displaying tea ware the Flagstaff House presents a wide range of Yixing teapots, conferred by Dr. K.S. Lo. This museum also holds tea gatherings, regular demonstrations and lectures to raise the awareness of Chinese Tea consuming culture and the native Ceramic Arts.

The Hong Kong Museum of Art also arranges workshops, special lectures, video programs, art demonstrations on top of public guided tours to inspire and enlighten the public about the fascinating forms of arts. There are many hotels in Hong Kong including the Cosmo Hotel resting close to the museum. You can conveniently find lodging at a hotel in Hong Kong offering modern conveniences and cozy abodes for spending an aesthetically enriched holiday in Hong Kong.

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