Breaking Ground: Twenty Years of the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden brings the fascinating story of this unique space to life through artifacts, photographs, and artwork, in honor of the 20th anniversary of its completion.
Explore the cultural impact of the NYCSG, an immersive space modeled after traditional Ming Dynasty gardens (1368-1644), featuring a bamboo forest path, waterfalls, a Koi-filled pond, Chinese calligraphy, and a variety of Ghongshi scholar’s rocks, creating the first authentic outdoor classical scholar’s garden in the United States.
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
On display October 19 – December 29, 2019
$5 Gallery Admission | $4 Students/Seniors/Members
Free for students grades 6-12 with student ID
Opening Reception: October 19 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Free
The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art is open Thurs – Fri, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Breaking Ground is made possible by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by Suzhou Tourism. Photo credit: Michael Falco. Special thanks to Michael McWeeney.