Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism

Exhibitions to See in July

Cicadas are chirping amid the blistering heat of summer in July. Apart from going to the beach to enjoy sea breezes, to see an exhibition is also a great idea to cope with the hot weather. Here is a list of exhibitions well worth seeing in Hangzhou now.


Zhejiang Provincial Museum

浙江省博物馆


Highlights of Chinese Lacquerware: The Heritage and Innovation of Chinese Lacquerware

国漆重光:中国漆器传承与创新展


Date: 21/05/2021-08/08/2021


Address: No. 25, Gushan Road, Xihu District 西湖区孤山路25号


Tel: 0571-86013085


Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00 (Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays except public holidays)


Funded by Zhejiang Provincial Museum Lacquerware Research Foundation, it is the first exhibition of the museum's contemporary lacquerware exhibition series. It features lacquerware masterpieces represented by three traditional lacquer techniques: Diaoqi, Xipiqi, and Kuancai. All are works of master craftsmen with exquisite skills. Using natural lacquer as the material, the creators have not only followed the ancient practice of lacquering, but also incorporated contemporary elements and combined artistry with practicality. They have set very good examples and benchmarks for the heritage and innovation of contemporary lacquerware in China.


China Silk Museum

中国丝绸博物馆


Qingshan Yellow Silk: Textile Archaeology in China (1921-2021)

青山黄绢:纺织考古百年回顾


Date: 11/06/2021-19/09/2021


Address: No. 73-1 Yuhuangshan Road, Xihu District 西湖区玉皇山路73-1号


Tel: 0571-87035223


Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00 (Tuesday to Sunday); 12:00-17:00 (Monday)


Themed on “Qingshan Yellow Silk,” the exhibition consists of four chapters, namely 100 Years of Textile Archaeology, Major Discoveries in Textile Archaeology, Research and Conservation in Textile Archaeology, and New Technologies in Textile Archaeology. It reviews and pays respect to the centenary history of textile archaeology, research and conservation.


Creation from Creature: Plants and Animals on the Silk Roads

万物生灵:丝绸之路上的动物与植物


Date: 18/06/2021-05/09/2021


Address: No. 73-1 Yuhuangshan Road, Xihu District 西湖区玉皇山路73-1号


Tel: 0571-87035223


Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00 (Tuesday to Sunday); 12:00-17:00 (Monday)


Based on documentary records and the historical artifacts, plant and animal specimens excavated, the exhibition attempts to use the plants and animals on the Silk Roads as a starting point to introduce a multidimensional culture intermingling environment created by these exotic plants and animals, from the enjoyment of life and the material civilization to the spiritual culture and art, and reproduce the theme of "Silk Roads Changed Lives."


Zhejiang University Museum of Art and Archaeology

浙江大学艺术与考古博物馆


Ink Wonders of San Wu: Masterpieces of Ming Calligraphy from Jinmotang Collection

三吴墨妙:近墨堂藏明代江南书法


Date: 18/05/2021-12/09/2021


Address: Jiangdun Road, Xihu District (about 150m east of Hangzhou Xuejun Middle School) 西湖区蒋墩路 (杭州学军中学东侧约150米)


Tel: 0571-87072306


Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00 (Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays)


Displayed at Zhejiang University Museum of Art and Archaeology, the exhibition features 93 works of calligraphy and painting from Ming Dynasty, including works by Song Ke, Shen Zhou, Li Yingzhen, Zhu Yunming, Wen Zhengming, Tang Yin, Lu Shen, Chen Chun, Wang Chong, Feng Fang, Wen Peng, Wen Jia, Wang Zhideng, Xiang Yuanbian, Mo Shilong, Dong Qichang and others.


Zhejiang Art Museum

浙江美术馆


Ma Haijiao: A Room with a View

马海蛟:看得见风景的房间


Date: 26/06/2021-25/07/2021


Address: No.138 Nanshan Road, Xihu District (opposite to Long Bridge Park) 西湖区南山路138号(长桥公园对面)


Tel: 0571-87078700


Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00 (Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays except public holidays)


The exhibition, themed on “A Room with a View,” features the artistic creations of young artist Ma Haijiao in recent years. It is a description of the artist's awareness of the intersection of time and space and implies his aesthetic observation perspective. By finding the source of creation from daily life, placing his own cognition and logical clues on the same level and then linking back to reality through the expression of his works, the artist conveys his attitude of art to the audience.