Venue

The Wing (Upper), 1/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art

 

“Ordinary to Extraordinary: Stories of the Museum” showcases exceptional works curated from the four core collections of the Museum — Chinese Antiquities, Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, China Trade Art, Modern and Hong Kong Art. By sharing the fascinating stories behind these masterpieces, we hope to take you down memory lane to revisit the little-known anecdotes of the museum throughout the 57 legendary years since its founding.

 

The Sign Videos will be uploaded soon.

Sign Video

Xu Bing, "A book from the sky" image

Xu Bing, "A book from the sky" sign video

Xu Bing(1955 – )
A book from the sky
1987 – 1991
Mixed media 
ca. 1500 x 850 x 400cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
Sponsored by Bei Shan Tang Foundation 
AC2000.0045

Lui Shou-kwan, "Zen painting" image

Lui Shou-kwan, "Zen painting" sign video

Lui Shou-kwan (1919 – 1975)
Zen painting
1970
Ink and colour on paper
179.8 x 96.5 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
AC1976.0053

William Havell, "Waterfall at Aberdeen, Hong Kong" image

William Havell, "Waterfall at Aberdeen, Hong Kong" sign video

William Havell (1782 – 1857) (attri.)
Waterfall at Aberdeen, Hong Kong
ca. 1816
Watercolour on paper
10.5 x 16 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
AH1964.0363

Anonymous Artist, "The Great Fire of Canton's Thirteen Factories, Blazing and Roaring" image

Anonymous Artist, "The Great Fire of Canton's Thirteen Factories, Blazing and Roaring" sign video

Anonymous
Guangzhou foreign factories on fire – in full blaze
1822
Oil on canvas
27 x 38 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
Donated by Sir Robert Ho Tung
AH1964.0032

 

"Twelve cups with flowers representing the twelve months in wucai enamels" image

"Twelve cups with flowers representing the twelve months in wucai enamels" sign video

Twelve cups with representing flowers of the months in wucai enamels
Kangxi period (1662 – 1722), Qing dynasty Ceramics
H 5 cm  Dia 6.5 cm
The K.S. Lo Collection
C1981.0245

"Vase with applied chi-dragon decoration and scrolling peony design in underglaze blue" image

"Vase with applied chi-dragon decoration and scrolling peony design in underglaze blue" sign video

Vase with applied chi-dragon decoration and scrolling peony design in underglaze blue
5th year of Tianshun period (1461), Ming dynasty
Ceramics
H 31.3 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
C1989.0115

"Stem cup with lotus design in doucai technique" image

"Stem cup with lotus design in doucai technique" sign video

Stem cup with lotus design in doucai technique
Chenghua period (1465 – 1487), Ming dynasty Ceramics
H 7 cm  Dia 6.1 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
C1981.0018

Wang Yinxian, Zhang Shouzhi, "Large teapot with ribbed decoration and overhead handle" image

Wang Yinxian, Zhang Shouzhi, "Large teapot with ribbed decoration and overhead handle" sign video

Wang Yinxian (1943 – 2018)
Zhang Shouzhi (Designer) (1932 –  )
Large teapot with ribbed decoration and overhead handle
1993
Ceramics
H 16.8 cm  W 20.8 cm
The K.S. Lo Collection
C1994.0082

Ju Lian, "A hundred flowers" image

Ju Lian, "A hundred flowers" sign video

Ju Lian (1828 – 1904)
A hundred flowers
1875
Ink and colour on silk
36.5 x 617 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
FA1983.0207

Gao Jianfu, "Sepia" image

Gao Jianfu, "Sepia" sign video

Gao Jianfu (1879 – 1951)
Sepia
ca. 1906 – 1950
135.8 x 69.1 cm
Ink and colour on paper
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
FA1978.0026

Deng Feng, "Zhong Kui snatches the little demons" image

Deng Feng, "Zhong Kui snatches the little demons" sign video

Deng Feng (1894 – 1964)
Zhong Kui snatches the little demons
1926
Ink and colour on paper
123.5 x 58.2 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
FA1985.0012

Hon Chi-fun, "Up and away" image

Hon Chi-fun, "Up and away" sign video

Hon Chi-fun (1922 – 2019)
Up and away
1974
Acrylic on canvas
168 x 168 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
AC2005.0125

Fang Zhaoling, "Boat people on the sea" image

Fang Zhaoling, "Boat people on the sea" sign video

Fang Zhaoling (1914 – 2006)
Boat people on the sea
1981
Ink and colour on paper
68.4 x138 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
AC1994.0047

Ha Bik-chuen, "Shy girl" image

Ha Bik-chuen, "Shy girl" sign video

Ha Bik-chuen (1925 – 2009)
Shy girl
2002
Mixed media (wood, leather and iron)
H 145 cm  W 32 cm  D 28 cm
Collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art
Donated by Ms Leung Siu-mee
AC2012.0078