Chinese Art from the Collection of H.M. King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden
September 10 – October 9, 1966
Ground Floor, Galleries G-4, G-5, G-6, G-7
This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.
Overview: 150 objects from the 2,400 objects in the king's private collection were chosen by the king of Sweden and his curator Bo Gyllensvärd. After their return to Sweden, these works were seen by the Swedish people for the first time.
Organization: A collaborator in the organization of the exhibition was John A. Pope, director of the Freer Gallery of Art. Mrs. John A. (Annemarie) Pope headed the International Exhibitions Foundation, which organized and circulated the exhibition.
Catalog: Chinese Art from the Collection of H.M. King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, by Bo Gyllensvärd and John A. Pope. New York: Asia Society, Inc., 1966.
Other Venues: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, November 5–December 11, 1966
Asia House Gallery, New York, January 5–February 12, 1967
Cleveland Museum of Art, March 1–April 2, 1967
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, May 1–June 4, 1967
William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, June 23–July 23, 1967