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Empresses of China's Forbidden City Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA
December 13 - February 10, 2019
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
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This exhibition is the first to explore the role of empresses in shaping China’s last dynasty- the Qing dynasty - from 1644 to 1912. Nearly 200 spectacular objects from the Palace Museum tell the little-known stories of how imperial women influenced court politics, art and religion.

Timed to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-China diplomatic relations, Empresses of China's Forbidden City is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum; the Smithsonian's Freer|Sackler, Washington, D.C.; and the Palace Museum, Beijing. 

Empresses of China's Forbidden City