Beyond Paper: Chinese Calligraphy on Objects

August 27, 1994 – April 21, 1995

Freer Gallery of Art
Jefferson Drive and 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Gallery 10 Floor Plan

Appreciate the varied uses of calligraphy on 36 utilitarian and decorative works, spanning the 7th to the early 19th centuries. To show the admiration for this art form across class lines, objects include examples commissioned by emperors and those used everyday.