China's Forbidden City Tickets Available Through Ticketmaster

Dallas, TX, October 6, 2004—The Dallas Museum of Art announced today the availability of tickets for its upcoming blockbuster exhibition Splendors of China’s Forbidden City: The Glorious Reign of Emperor Qianlong through Ticketmaster. Ticket prices for the exhibition, which opens to the public Nov. 21, are $16 for adults, $14 for senior citizens, children 12 and older and students with current school identification, and $10 for children ages 6 to 11. DMA members and children under 6 are free. Admission includes an audio tour. Tickets are available online at www.Ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets. The number to charge tickets by phone is 214/373-8000. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more; contact groupsales@DallasMuseumofArt.org or 214/922-1222.

Splendors of China’s Forbidden City features more than 400 national treasures of China and is considered to be one of the most important and historical art exhibitions from China to tour the United States. The exhibition features items and art from the daily life of Emperor Qianlong who ruled China in the 18th century.

The exhibition also explores the private world of Qianlong and will include artifacts reflecting his refined taste, including beautiful jade carvings he commissioned and the essays he wrote about them; a selection of the 10,000 snuff bottles he collected; lacquer ware and ceramics demonstrating a variety of innovative techniques, which he encouraged; examples of his own calligraphy work; and some of the more than 44,000 poems he wrote.

Splendors of China’s Forbidden City: The Glorious Reign of Emperor Qianlong and its national tour were developed by The Field Museum, Chicago, in cooperation with the Palace Museum, Beijing. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Splendors of China’s Forbidden City: The Glorious Reign of Emperor Qianlong and its national tour were developed by The Field Museum, Chicago, in cooperation with the Palace Museum, Beijing. The exhibition was curated by Chuimei Ho, Ph.D. and Bennet Bronson, Ph.D. and is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Anne Bromberg, The Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient and South Asian Art of the Dallas Museum of Art, will be the content specialist for the presentation in Dallas.

The Dallas venue is made possible by Nancy B. Hamon and presented by JPMorgan Chase with support from Texas Instruments and PAJ, Inc.

The installation and opening member events are generously underwritten by the Dallas Museum of Art League. Additional support provided by FedEx Kinko’s Office and Print Services, Inc. The hotel partner for the exhibition is The Wyndham Anatole. Air transportation provided by American Airlines. Promotional support provided by CBS 11.

The Dallas Museum of Art is the anchor of the Dallas Arts District and serves as the cultural magnet for the city with diverse programming ranging from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary readings, dramatic and dance presentations, and a full spectrum of programs designed to engage people of all ages with the power and excitement of art.

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of Museum members and donors and by the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas/Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts