Occupying pride of place down Salisbury Road, just a stone’s throw away from Tsim Sha Tsui’s Hong Kong Space Museum and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Hong Kong Museum of Art is a one of a kind cultural institution in the country. Celebrating the length and breadth of the islands’ creative art forms the locale is the main art space in all of Hong Kong serving as a popular edutainment point of interest for locals as well as tourists.
Travellers in search of a luxurious rest in the city which to base themselves at should look no further than the elegant Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong for all their accommodation needs. Providing guests with a range of contemporary comforts this stylish establishment is a 4 star hotel Hong Kong ranks among its finest. Once settled in make sure to plan a visit to the Hong Kong Museum of Art
Run by the local government and the country’s Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the museum is home to more than 16,000 pieces of creative expression including paintings, sculptures, calligraphy and precious antiques hailing from China and other historic relics.
Thematic exhibitions taking place at the museum this year includes the Ju Ming — Sculpting the Living World exhibit which showcases the renowned artist’s latest works of sculpture in bronze, ceramic, stainless steel, stone and wood. Wan Qingli’s Collection of Chinese Art dubbed Bonds of Memory is equally worthy of exploration as his extensive catalogue of collector’s items includes over 140 items ranging from seals, paintings and calligraphic scrolls to handwritten letters by more than 53 artists and academics. Divided in to five regions the exhibition traces the life and times of Professor Wan and his exquisite acquisitions.
The Chinese Antiquities Gallery on the other hand showcases ancient objets d’art with an impressive 270 pieces from the Qing and Ming dynasties. Highlights include stunning jades, porcelains and artworks made from ivory, bamboo and rhino horns. The Heaven, Earth and Man exhibit however occupies the Art Square at the museum which is located in the Salisbury Garden. The works of artists Kum Chi-keung, Danny Lee Chin-fai and Rosanna Li Wei-han are on show here in the first outdoor exhibition the museum has organized to date.
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