2021 No.1
Event: Art Museum: Celebrating the Year of the Rat
Exhibition Period: From 13 June 2020 to 17 January 2021

The Art Museum of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) presents the exhibition “Celebrating the Year of the Rat” starting from 13 June 2020, demonstrating the rich meanings of rats in Chinese culture.

2020 is the Year of the Rat in traditional Chinese astrology. Belonging to the rodent family, rats are one of the oldest mammals in the world. Most people’s impression of these miniature nibblers are generally negative. Nevertheless, as our close neighbour throughout human history, people also took inspiration from some of their characteristics. For example, the rat’s strong ability to adapt and breed has become an auspicious
symbol of prosperity.

This exhibition features over ten artefacts on rats and its relatives, such as squirrels and bats, from the Art Museum. Dated from as early as the Qing dynasty, this fine selection of exhibits covers a diversity of artworks including high-quality porcelains, inkstones, as well as Lingnan paintings.
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