Art from the past and present will collide in 2013

In early November, Colin Mackenzie, senior curator of Chinese art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, travelled to Shanghai for an important exhibition. /ppMasterpieces of Early Chinese Painting and Calligraphy in American Collections features 60 works of Song and Yuan calligraphy and painting lent by the Nelson, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston./ppAt one point, the exhibit, which closes today, was attracting more than 8,000 visitors a day in Shanghai. It has nine works from the Nelson, including the museums famed A Solitary Temple amid Clearing Peaks, by Li Cheng./ppLi Cheng was famed for his piled up mountains, the miniaturist detail of his architecture and human figures, and his dynamic crab-claw branches, Mackenzie said in an article about the exhibit in the November issue of Asian Art./pp Another masterwork from the

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