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Museum of Tomorrow 明日博物館 (No.180 Civic Boulevard Sec. 3, Taipei 臺北市市民大道三段180號)
To February 28: theFLOWmarket(tm) is on display. The museum launched on January 4 with its biggest appeal as being "never closed" (yes, you read right - it is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week). The first exhibit it offers is a Danish supermarket that promotes consumer awareness. It depicts the indentations of modern society and is a shop designed to inspire consumers to think, live and consume in a more wholistic way.
Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei 台北當代藝術館 (No. 39 Changa-an West Rd., Taipei 台北市長安西路39號; Tel: (02) 2552-3720).
To February 2: Connected by Traces of Electricity by Tseng Wei-hao 曾偉豪之「電、跡、繫」 is on display. Tseng has a cognitive process that is consistently simple and direct. It is therefore no surprise that the content of the current exhibition is reflected in the title "Connected by Traces of Electricity."
To February 4, 2007: "Naked Life" The idea of "naked life" comes from the contemporary Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben, who divides human life into two parts: "natural life" ("Zoe" in Greek) and "political life" ("Bio"). The exhibition features 15 artists from around the world who depict civil war, political oppression and imprisonment and also explore everyday circumstances of "naked life," in social monitoring, commonplace violence, immigration and travel.
National Palace Museum 國立故宮博物院 (No. 221 Chih-shan Rd., Sec. 2, Taipei 台北市至善路二段221號; Tel: 02-2881-2021)
To March 25: Grand View: Painting and Calligraphy from the Northern Sung Dynasty 大觀: 北宋書畫特展 is on display. The exhibit showcases a total of 42 paintings and 29 pieces of calligraphy dating from the Northern Sung period (960-1127) from the museum collection. Also featured are five Northern Sung works of painting and calligraphy on loan from the U.S. collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, making for a total of 76 works.
To March 25: Grand View: Ju Ware from the Northern Sung Dynasty 大觀:北宋汝窯特展 will be exhibited. Ju ceramic wares of the Northern Sung, fired in the early 12th century, are porcelains renowned for the classical beauty of their warm and glossy sky-blue glaze. Surviving pieces of Ju ware are extremely rare, with less than 70 found in collections around the world today. The National Palace Museum is fortunate to have 21, the most of any collection.
Taipei Story House 台北故事館 (No. 181-1, ZhongShan North Rd. Sec. 3, Taipei 台北市中山北路三段181-1號; Tel: 02-2587-5565)
To March 4: The Story of Travel Exhibition 旅行的故事「特展」, presents the story of travel in Taiwan through a collage of memories and modern experiences.
National Museum of History 國立歷史博物館 (No. 49 Nan-hai Road, Taipei 台北市南海路49號; Tel: 02-2361-0270)
To February 11: Mongolian Exhibition of Modern Art 可汗子民 ─ 蒙古現代藝術展 is on display. This exhibition of contemporary art from Mongolia features 95 of the finest works of 36 Mongolian artists. The works of these artists - who are standing at a crossroads between the old and the new - show the many facets of contemporary Mongolian art, and should help to overturn any preconceptions that viewers may have about Mongolia and its people.
To June 30: The Beauty of Taiwanese Traditional Embroidery 臺灣生活館-傳統刺繡之美 is on display. The exhibition of the embroidery artifacts reveals more dimensions for people to contemplate about the way of life in Taiwan 's early period. The famous historian, Lian Heng, wrote in "Crafts" of General History of Taiwan , Taiwanese women seldom do spinning and weaving but are good at doing embroidery. The level of the embroidery art reached the level of Suzhou and Hangzhou.
Yingge Ceramic Museum 鶯歌陶瓷博物館 (200 Wenhua Rd., Yingge Township, Taipei County 台北縣鶯歌鎮文化路200號 Tel: (02) 8677-2727; Open Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Concludes today: Play, Light Box - A Special Exhibition on the Architecture of the Yingge Ceramic Museum 遊戲光盒子—博物館建築特展 Introducing the museum's architectural aesthetics and presenting its future vision, the exhibition takes visitors to explore the award-winning architectural design that uses the vocabulary of exposed concrete, steel frame, glass and pebble wash to create and open space as a playground for light and shade.
National Museum of History 國立歷史博物館 (49 Nanhai Rd., Taipei 台北市南海路49號 Tel: (02) 2361-0270)
Concludes today: A Special Exhibition on the Beauty of Buddhist Sculptures 歷代佛雕技術之美 Aiming to show the evolution of images since the religion made its journey from India to China and the individual styles developed during the period from the Wei, Chin and Southern and Northern Dynasties to the Ming Dynasty, the exhibition presents valuable stone and wooden sculptures on loan from museums and private collectors that show off the diverse facets of Chinese Buddhist art.
The National Palace Museum (No. 221, Chihshan Rd., Sec. 2, Shihlin, Taipei Tel: (02) 2881-2021)
To March 25: Grand View - Painting, Calligraphy, and Ju Ware of the Northern Sung Dynasty and Sung Dynasty Rare Books 大觀:北宋書畫、汝窯、圖書特展 Visit http://tech2.npm.gov.tw/sung/ for more information.
Juming Museum (No. 2 Xixu Hu Jinshan Township, Taipei County Tel: (02) 2498-9940)
To July 31, 2007: Sensation of Shape and Color - Ju Ming's Collage in his "Living World Series" Works of camouflage artist Laurent La Gamba will be displayed to January 7, 2007.
The National Museum of Natural Science 國立自然科學博物館 (No. 1, Guancian Rd., Taichung City Tel.: 04-2322-6940)
To March 31, 2007: The Terra Cotta Army of the First Emperor of China. The 2000 exhibit of the renowned Terra cotta Army from Xi'an, China attracted over 1,650,000 visitors and caused a great sensation among Taiwan's museums. This time, the museum introduces a whole military guard to the visitors, including generals, cavalrymen, archers, messengers, charioteers, and scouts. Along with their chariots, horses and weapons, these terracotta figures vary in height, pose, uniform, and even armor and hairstyle, in accordance to rank. Most special of all, visitors are able to take a look at a green-faced kneeling archer, which was not even displayed at the Museum of Qin Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, Xi'an. A colored kneeling archer, a bronze crane, and a stone armor also highlight the exhibition. Come to explore a phenomenal archaeological discovery, discover the icon of China's distant past, and witness the skill involved in the Terra cotta Army construction thousands of years ago.
National Museum of Prehistory 國立台灣史前文化博物館 (No.1 Museum Rd., Taitung City 台東市博物館路1號 Tel: (089) 382-000)
To February 25: "The World of the Plants of the Amis Aborigines"


Updated : 2021-05-08 22:56 GMT+08:00