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A painted image of a man in traditional Chinese dress

Portraits of the Qianlong Emperor and His Twelve Consorts (detail), 1736–70s. Giuseppe Castiglione (Italian, 1688–1766) and others (Chinese). Handscroll; ink and color on silk; painting: 53 x 688.3 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund, 1969.31

VIP Preview: China’s Southern Paradise

Friday, September 8, 2023, 10:00 a.m.
Location:  003 Special Exhibition Hall
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall

About The Event

Leadership Circle members and upper level donors are invited to a VIP Preview of China’s Southern Paradise: Treasures from the Lower Yangzi Delta

During the VIP preview, guests are invited to enjoy a reception in the Parker Hannifin Corporation Donor Gallery.

Leadership Circle members and upper-level donors will receive a digital invitation. Timed tickets are required for the preview.

Join like-minded individuals who believe in the importance of art in our community and make the museum a priority in their philanthropic giving, ensuring the future of the CMA. Enjoy a more intimate connection with the museum through a variety of benefits, including invitations to exclusive educational programs, behind-the-scenes experiences, and curator- and director-led travel opportunities. Learn more about Leadership Circle.

Principal support is provided by June and Simon K. C. Li and the MCH Foundation. Major support is provided by the American Friends of the Shanghai Museum and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. Generous support is provided by an anonymous supporter and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by the Blakemore Foundation, William and Terry Carey, the Gramercy Park Foundation, Carl M. Jenks, the Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies, Xiling Group, and Zheng He Management Group. 

All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Principal annual support is provided by Michael Frank and the late Pat Snyder, the John and Jeanette Walton Exhibition Fund, and the late Roy L. Williams. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, the late Dick Blum and Harriet Warm, Gary and Katy Brahler, Cynthia and Dale Brogan, Dr. Ben and Julia Brouhard, Brenda and Marshall Brown, Richard and Dian Disantis, the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Leigh and Andy Fabens, the Frankino-Dodero Family Fund for Exhibitions Endowment, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Carl T. Jagatich, Cathy Lincoln, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Bill and Joyce Litzler, Lu Anne and the late Carl Morrison, Jeffrey Mostade and Eric Nilson and Varun Shetty, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill, Michael and Cindy Resch, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation, Margaret and Loyal Wilson, the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Claudia Woods and David Osage. 

The exhibition catalogue for China’s Southern Paradise: Treasures from the Lower Yangzi Delta was produced with the generous support of the MCH Foundation. 

Generous support of the exhibition symposium is provided by the Kingfisher Foundation. Additional support is provided by Bonhams Auctioneers.