Peabody Essex Museum presents: The Emperor's Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City
September 14, 2010 to January 9, 2011
Discover 90 newly revealed masterworks from the Qianlog emperor's private sanctuary. Exquisite objects in jade, lapis, silk and gold will be unveiled to the public for the first time.
The Quianlong Emperor (r. 1736-1796), was one of history's most influential figures. In his time, he was among the richest, most powerful men in the work. A connoisseur, scholar and devout Buddhist, he created a luxurious garden compound to serve throughout his retirement as a secluded place of contemplation, repose and entertainment.
Organzied by Peabody Essex Museum in partnership with the Palace Museum, Beijing and in cooperation with World Monument Funds the exhibit will include murals, paintings, wall coverings, furniture, architectural elements, and jades cloisonné.
Location: 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA Special Collections Gallery