Last 5 days to see world masterpieces in Hong Kong

 

Caravaggio’s ‘Boy in Red’ is used in the promotional poster for the special exhibit

Ever
wished to see an original Van Gogh, Botticelli or Monet? You have until
Thursday, April 11, to see one of the finest collections of art works from the
masters, which is currently on display
 at the Hong Kong Palace Musem in West Kowloon
District.

The
special exhibition
  “Botticelli to Van
Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London” is the first selection of
major artworks from the prestigious gallery to be displayed in Hong Kong.

It
features 52 treasured works of 50 influential artists, spanning more than 400
years of Western art history, and dates back to the 15
th to early 20th
century, from the Renaissance to impressionism and post-impression.

Van Gogh’s Long Grass with Butterflies

Apart
from Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet and Sandro Botticelli, the other masters whose
works are included in the collection are Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Rembrandt,
Goya, Turner and Constable.

The
special exhibition in Gallery 9 of the Palace Museum is financially supported
by the Mega Arts and Cultural Events Fund of the Hong Kong government, as well
as AIA Hong Kong and Centurion from American Express.

While
at the museum, it would be a good idea to check out the other galleries that
display priceless Chinese art works, from porcelain pieces from the Ming and
Qing dynasty, to Chinese scrolls and calligraphy paintings.

Fine porcelain pieces from the Ming & Ching dynasty can be seen in the other galleries


Ticket
prices for galleries 9 and 1-7 are at $150 each for regular adult tickets, and
$75 for concession tickets (seniors aged 60 up, children aged 7-11, full-time
students and persons with disabilities (with one companion), and CSSA
recipients).

Gallery
8 which holds the Jockey Club art series: Yuan Ming Yuan – Art and Culture of
an Imperial Garden-Palace” requires the same entrance fee for Gallery 1-7
& 8.

For
full access to galleries 1-9, the fee is $220 for regular tickets and $110 for
concession.

The
Hong Kong Palace Museum is at 8 Museum Drive in West Kowloon Cultural District.
It is open every day except Tuesday. The opening hours are:

Mon,
Wed, Thu & Sun

10:00
am – 06:00 pm

Fri,
Sat & Public Holiday

10:00
am – 08:00 pm | Closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) & the first two
days of the Lunar New Year

For
directions, click this link:
https://www.hkpm.org.hk/en/visit/plan-your-visit#location-and-transportation

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