Yellow Mountain: China's Ever-Changing Landscape

May 31, 2008 – August 24, 2008

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 1 Floor Plan

In this exhibition, prints and paintings depicting the scenic Yellow Mountain (Mount Huangshan or Huangshan) in Anhui province, arguably the most beautiful mountain in China, are on view. Included in the exhibition are woodblock illustrations and mountainscapes created mostly by monk-painters who either traveled to or lived in the wilderness surrounding Yellow Mountain during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. These works of art, whether done from nature or from memory, by well-known and little-recognized artists have captured the ever-changing appearance of the area.