Step back in time at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts during the new exhibit, Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing.
The exhibit, which is open from Oct. 18-Jan. 11, 2015, offers visitors insight into a once forbidden palace during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.
Items on display include large portraits, costumes, furniture, court paintings, religious sculptures and decorative arts.
Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing is part of a groundbreaking exchange between VMFA and the Palace Museum. The exhibit is curated by Li Jian, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curator of East Asian Art.