Poetry and Music Gathering with China Institute

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Poetry and Music Gathering with China Institute

Sunday, June 11, 2023, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Included in Garden Admission

Queens Botanical Garden and The China Institute welcome the community to enjoy performances of traditional Chinese music and poetry readings inspired by cultural connections linking Chinese people and the natural world. Performers will include pipa/qin virtuoso Zhou Yi, artistic director of the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society of New York and an internationally acclaimed soloist (Tan Dun始s Concerto for Pipa and String Orchestra).

The performance will be preceded by a guided tour of the garden – highlighting some of the plants featured in the Flowers on a River exhibition which is on view at China Institute.

Included in garden admission: Adults $6; Seniors (age 62+) $4; Students with ID $4; Individuals with Disabilities $4; Children (ages 4 to 12) $2; Children (3 and under) FREE; Members 鈥 FREE

Advance registration encouraged; walk-ins welcome upon availability. Limited capacity.

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This program is made possible by the China Institute and its China Institute Gallery.聽During the months of April, May, and June, Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) will partner with China Institute and its China Institute Gallery to present public programs illuminating themes of the Gallery鈥檚 exhibition Flowers on a River:聽The Art of Chinese Flower and Bird Painting, 1368 鈥 1911, Masterworks from Tianjin Museum and Changzhou Museum. On view between March 23 and June 25, 2023 at 40 Rector Street in Lower Manhattan, Flowers on a River features more than 100 masterpieces from the Ming and Qing dynasties, most have never been seen before in the United States.

About China Institute Gallery:

Founded in 1966, China Institute Gallery offers world-class thematic exhibitions of bronzes, calligraphy, ceramics, decorative art, folk art, painting, photography, textiles, and contemporary art. In the words of The New York Times鈥 Holland Cotter: 鈥淪eason after season, (the Gallery) brings extraordinary treasures to New York, many directly from China, loans that even big-budget museums might have trouble nailing. With this material it creates exhibitions that advance scholarship鈥ut also give unalloyed pleasure.鈥

About China Institute:

China Institute advances a deeper understanding of China through programs in art, education, culture, cuisine, and business that bring to life the country鈥檚 depth, complexity, and dynamism. Founded in 1926 by Chinese reformers Hu Shi and Kuo Pingwen and American educators John Dewey and Paul Monroe, China Institute is the oldest bicultural, non-profit organization in America to focus exclusively on China. Today, our newly renovated headquarters in Lower Manhattan hosts a broad array of art, education, and public programs that illuminate the country鈥檚 past, present, and future.

Flowers on a River Exhibition Sponsors include the following:


Sunday, June 11, 2023
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Included in Garden Admission
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