ART exhibition

Until 2 June

Wifredo Lam: Homecoming

Wifredo Lam, a Cuban artist with a mixed Afro-Spanish and Cantonese heritage, is having his first major solo exhibition in Hong Kong. The exhibition explores Lam’s artistic journey through a variety of mediums, including prints, personal memorabilia and paintings. Themes include Lam’s connection to his Chinese roots and the broader significance of the Chinese diaspora. It features a wide range of works, from his time in Havana and Spain in the 1920s to 1938, Paris from 1938 to 1940, Marseille in the early 1940s, and Cuba, France and Italy in the 1950s and 60s.  

Asia Society Hong Kong


HISTORICAL photography

Until 1 July

Noir & Blanc: A Story of Photography

M+ Museum


Chinese HISTORY exhibition

Until 8 July

The Ancient Civilisation of the Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties in Henan Province

Located in the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River, Henan was China’s political, economic and cultural centre from the prehistoric period to the Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties. This exhibition showcases over 150 cultural relics, of which thirty-three are grade-one national treasures. They include large and complete sets of bronze ware, jade ware, potteries, bone ware and oracle bones. The exhibition reveals the political, social, ritual, etiquette and cultural landscapes of the three earliest dynasties through these relics.

Hong Kong Museum of History, Tsim Sha Tsui


culture & HISTORY exhibition

Until 31 July

Celebrating the Year of the Dragon

In commemoration of the Year of the Dragon, this exhibition showcases over fifty artefacts from the Museum’s collection. The display includes jades, oracle bones, metalwork, ceramics, stone carvings, textiles, scholars’ stationery and rubbings. Among the exhibition’s highlights are a turquoise seal from the Western Han dynasty (which served as the inspiration for the Museum’s emblem), a circular white jade box adorned with a dragon motif dating back to the Five dynasties and the Northern Song period and a dragon brush-holder crafted by the legendary ceramic designer Tang Ying (1682-1756).

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin


Chinese HISTORY exhibition

Until 12 August

Yuan Ming Yuan – Art and Culture of an Imperial Garden Palace

This exhibition resurrects and celebrates the Yuan Ming Yuan (Garden of Perfect Brightness), an imperial garden palace that served as the principal residence of five Qing emperors. The exhibit features over 190 paintings, architectural models and other works associated with the garden. It highlights the emperors’ life and aesthetic tastes, festivals and relationships with family members. The exhibition provides insight into imperial garden-palace design, the stories about the garden’s principal residents and the history of the Qing imperial court.

Hong Kong Palace Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui


ART exhibition

Until 18 August

Abstract Evolutions: Sixty Years of Paintings by Fong Chung-Ray

University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong


culture & HISTORY exhibition

Until 1 September

Passion for Silk: The Road from China to Europe

The Passion for Silk exhibition at City University inspired Sonia Leung to consider the creative link between Chinese silk and literature. The intimate exhibition provides the ambience necessary for an unhurried meditative experience and for new creative musing. Sonia shares these thoughts, discoveries and images of fabulous silk garments and ceremonial robes on display. The narrative of silk’s history includes surprising uses by nomadic tribes that roamed the plains between China and Eastern Europe, thus aiding in the spread of this treasured commodity.

The Indra and Harry Banga Gallery, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong


HONG KONG POP culture

Until 2 September

Timeless Diva: Anita Mui 

In a successful career, Anita Mui won over audiences with her elaborate and ever-changing costumes, contralto vocals and energetic presence. Mui, a musical idol, helped expand Cantopop’s influence on the international stage. Her life and enormous influence are chronicled in the Timeless Diva: Anita Mui exhibition at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. Leaving the world far too young and with legions of devoted fans devastated, she courageously battled illness while performing to raise funds to support others. Twenty years after her passing, Anita Mui’s courage, spirit, unconventional music style and imagery are remembered in this expansive show documenting her unique life story.

Hong Kong Heritage Museum


Art & Literature

Until 7 October

A Path to Glory – Jin Yong’s Centennial Memorial, Sculpted by Ren Zhe 

This exhibition commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of author Dr Louis Cha (pen name Jin Yong). In The Giant Eagle and its Companion, the character Guo Jing spoke of the imperative of a true hero to serve the country and people. The character Yang Guo follows this advice, which paves his path to glory in the novel. Between 1955 and 1972, Dr Louis Cha wrote fifteen novels populated by over 1,400 characters that have become part of the collective consciousness of Hong Kong and Chinese people worldwide. In this exhibition, renowned sculptor Ren Zhe brings twenty-two of Jin Yong’s characters to life in representations infused with visionary creativity.

Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui


ART exhibition

Ongoing

Shanshui: Echoes and Signals

Paintings, installations and video works explore how technology shapes our perception of nature and challenges us to reconnect through art.

M+ Museum


ART exhibition

Ongoing

Hong Kong Pop 60+

This exhibit recollects the pop culture that shaped Hong Kong from the 1960s to the 2000s, showing a unique clash of Eastern and Western influences from music, cinema, television and radio programmes. Showcasing more than 1,000 pieces, this exhibition shows how Hong Kong culture developed its own trends and tastes.  

Hong Kong Heritage Museum


ART & PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition

Ongoing

True Likeness: The Art and Collection of Jingguanlou

Dr. Leo Wong Kwai-kuen, a photographer and collector of Chinese art, is the focus of this exhibition. Initially inspired by capturing realism, Wong’s photography career was revitalised by a decade-long sabbatical from photography to explore Chinese art. This led him to create spiritual imageries that transcended realistic depictions. The exhibit showcases Wong’s photographic works alongside pieces from his Jingguanlou Collection, revealing the connection between his collecting and artistic endeavours. 

Hong Kong Museum of Art, Tsim Sha Tsui


ART exhibition

Ongoing

The Quest for Originality: Contemporary Design and Traditional Craft in Dialogue

Unveiling an extraordinary convergence of artistry, The Quest for Originality exhibition is an invitation to a captivating journey that transcends time. While the term sheji (design) emerged in China relatively recently, its artisans have been honing their craft and creating exquisite objects for centuries. With nearly 100 precious artefacts sourced from the Palace Museum, this exhibition sparks a dynamic conversation with Hong Kong’s contemporary design talents.

Hong Kong Palace Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui


DESIGN exhibition

Ongoing

Things, Spaces, Interactions

Design and architecture define the things we use, create the spaces we inhabit, and ultimately inform how we see and live in the world. This exhibition examines how developments in design and architecture across Asia have intertwined with shifts in the region’s economics, politics and culture in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

M+ Museum, West Kowloon


Chinese HISTORY exhibition

Ongoing

Clay to Treasure: Ceramics from the Palace Museum Collection

The Palace Museum is home to one of the world’s richest collections of Chinese ceramics. Presenting over 150 highlights from the collection, this exhibition surveys China’s ceramic traditions, focusing on technical and aesthetic achievements in the Ming and Qing dynasties. The works on display range from everyday household goods to luxuries used by the ruling elite to display their status and taste. These treasures – many on view for the first time in Hong Kong – offer a stunning overview of one of China’s most enduring artistic traditions.

Hong Kong Palace Museum, Tsim Sha Tsui


outdoor ADVENTURE

Until December

Night Vibes

Temple Street offers a revitalised night market experience with colourful decorations, delicious food stalls and unique souvenirs.

Temple Street