Bilingual Drop-In Talks: “Zhou Dunyi Admiring Lotuses”

Take a close look at this monumental artwork while Huntington educators discuss the legendary artist and the historical context of the work.

In this free drop-in program, join Huntington educators for a bilingual exploration of a rare scroll, Zhou Dunyi Admiring Lotuses, by the Ming dynasty master Qiu Ying. Offered in English and Mandarin, these 20-minute talks will explore the artwork, its mysterious and revered painter, the history of the Ming dynasty, and how this painting fits into The Huntington’s collections today.

English talks at 1 and 2 p.m.

Mandarin talks at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Ink and colors on a brown silk scroll, depicting a rock formation with a waterfall and a pavilion overlooking a pond of lotus leaves and flowers.

Qiu Ying (Chinese, ca. 1495–ca. 1552), Zhou Dunyi Admiring Lotuses, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), ca. 1530s. Ink and colors on silk. 45 3/4 x 22 7/8 in. Purchased with funds from June and Simon K.C. Li. | The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.