August 4, 2012 10:09 PM

Seldom-seen portraits bring China’s past to life in Nelson exhibit

“Faces From China’s Past,” a new exhibit in the Chinese paintings gallery at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, is a walk-in album of charming portraits from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The artworks in this show were made for enjoyment and commemoration by mostly unknown artists. And many of the works have languished in storage for years.

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