Hong Kong Museum of Art

Students also spent time going to the many free museums in Hong Kong to learn more about its rich culture and history. One stop was the Hong Kong Museum of Art.  Its collections now number in excess of 15,800 art objects, including Chinese paintings and calligraphy works, antique Chinese treasures, paintings of historical significance as well as creations by local artists. Here are a few pictures from the Hong Kong Museum of Art.

The second figure is the well know representation of the happy Buddha sitting atop a the three legged frog.  It is designed to bring forth wealth and happiness(please!).  Students may see this figure in many Chinese restaurants in the USA near the cash register or on a counter.

 

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