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Vision and Verse: The Poetry of Chinese Painting

The exhibition Vision and Verse: The Poetry of Chinese Painting continues until 16 June. 

This exhibition explores some of the ways in which Chinese painters engaged with poetry to build connections and develop layers of meaning in their art. Featuring 90 works drawn almost entirely from The Met’s collection, the exhibition presents a selection of painting, calligraphy, and decorative arts. Spanning works inspired by ancient Chinese poetry such as the Book of Odes (Shijing), poetry of the Tang Dynasty, Chan/Zen Buddhist poetry, and more, the exhibition examines the ways in which the image and the verse inspired and impacted one another over time.

Now on view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Galleries 210–216