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The Chinese Garden Court at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Chinese Garden Court at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Narrated by Maxwell Hearn, curator, Department of Asian Art Recorded in 2003 Curator Maxwell Hearn describes the significance of the architectural and landscape design elements in the Chinese Garden Court at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Known as The Astor Court, this architectural treasure is a reconstruction of an authentic Ming dynasty garden courtyard in the city of Suzhou, west of Shanghai. It opened to the public in 1981 as a gift of the Vincent Astor Foundation, and includes an adjoining room that houses the Museum's collection of Chinese hardwood furniture. See the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History to learn more about traditional Chinese gardens. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/cgrk/hd_cgrk.htm
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