The exhibition space at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery in Washington. Photo: Wendy Wu.

Amid US-China tensions, Washington gallery exhibit highlighting Chinese empresses’ lives serves as cultural bridge

  • ‘Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644-1912’, organised by American and Chinese curators, is on view at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery through June 23
  • The exhibition offers a rare look at Qing dynasty objects including clothing, jewellery, paintings, furnishings and imperial portraits.
Topic |   US-China relations

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The exhibition space at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery in Washington. Photo: Wendy Wu.
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