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The Sense of Beauty:The Western Arts from 13th-20th Century

In this permanent exhibition, the artworks from 13th to 20th century will be displayed in chronological order, allowing visitors to follow the trail of Western art development.


3F │ FINE ARTS │ Permanent exhibition

19th Century Salons
A salon was a gathering among the upper class in Europe, emerging in Renaissance Italy, gaining popularity in the 17th and 18th centuries and flourishing in the 19th century. The host of a salon was usually an aristocratic woman of high education. In the salon, participants discussed topics including literature, art, music, drama and current issues, making it a location for the upper class to exchange information and make acquaintances. To visualize the exquisite decoration required of a salon host, a luxurious salon scene is restored in detail in this exhibition.