According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Sunday, Virginia's ties with our trade partner China were strengthened with the announcement earlier that the Richmond Ballet will be performing in Beijing in 2015. But the news doesn't end with just that story. China will be coming to Virginia in October, in a very special way.
It was announced today that in October an exhibition of Chinese art will be opening at the prestigious Virginia Museum of Fine Art, located in Richmond. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Katherine Calos, “Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing will be the most important and largest international travel exhibition ever assembled” by the VMFA. The show will run from Oct. 18 to Jan. 11.
If the response from the public and the nation over the VMFA's Picasso and Chihuly exhibits are any indication, the Forbidden City exhibit will rank right up there or even surpass them in popularity. And in 2016, the VMFA's fabulous Faberge collection, given to the museum by Lillian Thomas Pratt, and featuring over 150 jeweled objects by Peter Carl Faberge and other Russian craftsmen will be making a trip to Beijing.
Let's take an armchair tour of the Palace Museum in Beijing China, and view some of the treasures making the trip to Virginia in October.