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Cultivated Stones: Chinese Scholars’ Rocks from the Kemin Hu Collection

May 7th 2022 - October 15th 2023

Our collection of Chinese scholars’ rocks, or gongshi, has recently expanded due to a generous gift from long-time patron of the museum Kemin Hu. A selection of her gift featuring traditional landscape stones, modern stones, and animal-shaped stones is on view in the Exhibits Gallery now. A larger exhibit will open November 4, 2023.

A 152-page catalogue featuring 107 color photographs of the collection and an essay exploring gongshi‘s 2000-year history by Dr. Phillip E. Bloom, Curator of the Chinese Garden and Director of the Center for East Asian Garden Studies at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens is now available for sale from the National Bonsai Foundation. Learn more and order a copy here!