The Shanghai Museum holds a number of national treasures, and make sure to check out China's provincial museums as well.
Founding the Nation marks the rapid transformation of mainstream art into propaganda during the Mao era.
To the Front! is a widely circulated print that sought to denounce the inaction of those in power.
In this captivating oil painting, Xu Beihong recounts an ancient legend that pictures the heroic 3rd-century B.C.E. prince Tian Heng at a pivotal moment.
In Flying in the Rain, Gao Jianfu pictured a squadron of biplanes emerging from cloudy skies in loose formation.
Color and brushwork create a golden pheasant in this Qing dynasty hanging scroll
Wang Shimin reimagines the past in this Qing dynasty landscape
Peonies, plum blossoms, radishes, and cabbages are all depicted in these calligraphic ink paintings
These garden scenes are examples of how professional artists in Qing-dynasty China made a living
Ren Xiong's captivating self-portrait tells us a great deal about the principles of Chinese painting, the roles of self-portraiture and portraiture, and the canon of Chinese art.
Mini furniture and figurines give us a tiny look into Ming dynasty life
Upon its discovery, Lady Dai’s tomb was in a remarkable state of preservation with wooden objects and silks in near perfect condition, as though immune to the ravages of time
This begonia-shaped porcelain bowl attempts to achieve purity and perfection in its shape, thinness, and glaze