China’s “8 Brokens,” or bapo, paintings depicting assemblages of deteriorating artistic treasures, appeared in the 19th century and almost entirely disappeared by the late 20th century. Join us in exploring the first-ever exhibition on the mysterious painting genre. Hear about how the suprising aesthetic evolved and then vanished and learn to unravel the coded messages artists hid within.

Nancy Berliner, Wu Tang Curator of Chinese Art, Art of Asia


Ticket Information

Tickets must be purchased prior to the start of the first session; individual sessions are not available.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

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