Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying
© Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

Qiu Ying, The Jiucheng Palace (detail), Ming dynasty, c. 1525–33, handscroll. Ink, colors, and gold on silk. Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts, Abe Collection.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying, the first exhibition on the great Ming dynasty painter ever organized outside of Asia. Few artists in Chinese history have proven as enigmatic as Qiu Ying (c. 1494–c.1552), whose life and art reveal a series of paradoxes. Though one of the most famous artists of the Ming period, almost nothing is known about his life. Qiu Ying is said to have been illiterate, yet surviving evidence demonstrates elegant writing; and though he is said to have had few followers, he remains one of the most copied painters in Chinese history.

Event Information
Start Date: February 9, 2020
End Date: May 17, 2020
Venue: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying