Decoding Messages
in Chinese Art

February 25, 2012 - June 24, 2012

In China, depictions of animals have both social and political connotations. Beyond their beauty, the works in this installation reveal much about the history and culture of one of the world's greatest civilizations through rich, evolving symbolic associations and homophonic puns. This thematic installation can be a starting point for looking at animal images in adjacent galleries and discovering their hidden meaning.