The Houston Museum of Natural Science will be closed from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 4th.

The Cockrell Butterfly Center is closed for renovations.

Treasures in Gold & Jade

This is a closed, past exhibit; it is not available for viewing.

Treasures in Gold & Jade: Masterworks from Taiwan features works of incredible beauty and complexity by two of Taiwan’s premier artists. Twenty-five carvings by Huang Fu Shou show a surprising range of jade’s colors: from emerald green to an almost pearlescent white. Fish springing from water, insects weightlessly clinging to blades of grass, and stone bending with litheness of fabric each push the boundaries of what is possible with the rigid medium.

Seventeen poetic sculptures by Wu Ching capture the majesty of gold, breathing form into questions on the nature of being. Ants duel with one another, gleaming plants take root from stone and butterflies spring forth from a facsimile of the artist’s head. With almost thirty-five years of experience as an artist, Wu Ching’s works find a perfect balance between the spiritual and material elements of his subjects.

Local support provided by
The Harriet and Truett Latimer Endowment Fund and the John P. McGovern Foundation.
Treasures in Gold & Jade: Masterworks from Taiwan is organized by the Bowers Museum and
the Houston Museum of Natural Science and supported by the Taiwan Academy in Houston,
an arm of the Taiwan Ministry of Culture.

 

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