Grand Canal exhibition held in Hangzhou


The poster of The Grand Canal as Epic on Earth exhibition. [Photo provided to]

An exhibition titled The Grand Canal as Epic on Earth: Contemporary Art Themed on the Grand Canal of China is currently taking place at the Zhejiang Art Museum in Hangzhou, capital of East China’s Zhejiang province.

The exhibition showcases over 80 artworks, including traditional Chinese paintings, oil paintings, calligraphy, art installations and sculptures, that depict the achievements made by the Grand Canal cultural belt.

The exhibition primarily uses present the history and scenery of the Grand Canal to audiences.

The Grand Canal is the oldest and longest manmade waterway in the world and has a history of more than 2,500 years. The canal, which was named a world heritage site in 2014, connects Beijing and Hangzhou and was used as a major transportation artery in ancient times.


A collection of some of the exhibited works in the Zhejiang Art Museum. [Photo provided to]

The exhibition will run till October 11.