Things to do in Beijing for Golden Week

2017-09-29 16:17 chinadaily.com.cn

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The Golden Week holiday is extended to eight days this year, as China is ushering in two celebrations from Oct 1-8: the National Day holiday and the Mid-Autumn Festival.

For anyone who is looking forward to a rich, refreshing break, here is a list of some of the best exhibitions, shows and things to do around town.

Exhibitions

Qin and Han dynasties relics

The exhibition The Civilizations of Qin and Han celebrates the glory of those two dynasties (221 BC-AD 220) in terms of politics, economics, arts and culture. More than 300 artifacts from 30 museums and institutions across the country are on show through Nov 30.

If you go:

9 am -5 pm through Nov 30. Closed on Mondays. National Museum of China, 16 East Chang'an Avenue, Dongcheng district. 010-6511-6188.

Ticket: Free

Treasured Song Dynasty painting

Part of A Panorama of Rivers and Mountains, the only surviving painting by Song Dynasty (960-1279) artist Wang Ximeng, is among some 80 works showcased at a grand exhibition in Beijing, titled A Panorama of Rivers and Mountains: Blue-green Landscape Paintings from across Chinese History.

The 11-meter-long scroll painting is a record of people's lives and natural scenery at that time, mixing realism with creative imagination.

If you go:

8:30 am-5 pm through Oct 31; 8:30 am-4:30 pm from Nov 1 - Dec 14, Mondays closed. Some exhibits, including A Panorama of Rivers and Mountains, will be replaced after Oct 30. Meridian Gate (Wumen) Gallery, the Palace Museum, 4 Jingshan Qianjie, Dongcheng district, Beijing. Visit dpm.org.cn for more information.

Ticket: Entry ticket for the Palace Museum (60 yuan from April 1 - Oct 31; 40 yuan from Nov 1 - March 31)

Princess Sissi and her life

Princess Sissi and Hungary: Aristocratic Life in 17th–19th Century Hungary is showcasing 149 pieces from the Hungarian National Museum, including oil paintings, gold and silver wares, commemorative coins and clothes.

If you go:

8:30 am-5 pm through Jan 3, 2018. Closed Mondays. Palace Museum, 4 Jingshan Qianjie, Dongcheng district, Beijing. Visit dpm.org.cn for more information.

Ticket: Entry ticket for the Palace Museum (60 yuan from April 1 - Oct 31; 40 yuan from Nov 1 - March 31)

Versatile artist's solo show

Chen Jialing is hailed as a versatile artist who has formed a distinctive style while seeking a connection between Chinese and Western art, and demonstrated an excellence for industrial design.

The 80-year-old artist now holds an ongoing solo exhibition in Beijing. He shows dozens of ink paintings which exhibit influences from impressionism and expressionism. Also on display are his designs on decorative works for daily use, such as ceramic bowls, furniture pieces and silk scarves.

If you go:

9 am -5 pm through Oct 12. Closed Mondays. National Museum of China, 16 East Chang'an Avenue, Dongcheng district. 010-6511-6188.

Ticket: Free

Music:

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Famous US conductor John Nelson will lead the UK's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou for a concert on Oct 2. Programs include Overture to Oberon, The Butterfly Lovers' Concerto, and Czech composer Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No 9 in E minor, From the New World.

If you go:

7:30 pm, Oct 2. Concert Hall, National Center for the Performing Arts, 2 West Chang'an Avenue, Xicheng district. 010 -6655-0000.

Ticket: 280-1,280 yuan ($40-190)

Event:

Walk into a time machine at Beijing Design Week

This year's Beijing Design Week is allowing visitors to explore exhibitions and events in the city's Dashilar area with interactive experiences that apply advanced technology, such as virtual reality.

By simply scanning a QR code, information about exhibitions and events linked to the Beijing Design Week being held in the Dashilar Design Community pop up. Push the button on your screen, and you can use the "time machine" to wander through the alleys of Dashilar area.

If you go:

Through Oct 5. No 3 Cha'er hutong, Xicheng district.

Ticket: Free

German designer Weingart's works at Beijing Design Week

Another highlight of this year's Beijing Design Week is an exhibition from German-born designer Wolfgang Weingart.

Weingart, 76, is hailed as a key figure in the history of graphic design and typography. His style influenced designers and his students in Europe and North America over the years.

If you go:

9:30-5:30 pm through Oct 8.Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, 8 Huajiadi South Street, Chaoyang district. 010-6477-1018.

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