Discover more of the Chinese paintings collection through the changing displays in this gallery.
Discover the mastery of the Lingnan School of painting in China over the last 200 years.
Explore one of the most important collections of Chinese contemporary art formed by scholar Michael Sullivan.
Explore paintings, prints and papercuts depicting legendary figures from Chinese folklore.
Explore the influence of early Chinese writing and artefacts on the art of the twentieth century and beyond.
The Chinese Paintings Gallery is the only gallery in Britain built specifically for the display of Chinese painting.
Its changing programme of exhibitions showcases work primarily from the Ashmolean’s own collection, one of the foremost collections of modern Chinese paintings in Europe. Many exhibitions also include Ioan items from private collections, both in the UK and abroad.
The gallery first opened in 2000, and is dedicated to Khoan and Michael Sullivan. Click on the links above to view current and past exhibitions in this space.
Objects may have since been removed or replaced from a gallery. Click into an individual object record to confirm whether or not an object is currently on display. Our object location data is usually updated on a monthly basis, so contact the Jameel Study Centre if you are planning to visit the museum to see a particular Eastern Art object.