Spent a couple hours at the AGGV this afternoon. It was a wonderful walk there today with bright blue skies and crisp cold air. There are several interesting exhibits on right now; here are a few photo highlights:

"Retinue of Thirty-Six Court Officials." This and the next three photos are from the "Enduring Art of China" exhibit.

"Retinue of Servants with Sedan Chair," Ming period.

Ikebana by Amanda Gaunt, Sogetsu School of Ikebana.

Carved stone objects 19th and early 20th century. The two pieces top right are carved turquoise and so delicate.

These two pieces plus a video installation by Megan Dickie are among the offerings for the exhibit called "Throw Down."

Part of "Victoria Collects: A View into Private Art Collections from the Region." Some of the artists represented are Gauguin, Mondrian, Warhol, Group of Seven, Oldenburg among many others.

A Meiji period Shinto Shrine adorns the Asian Garden.

A section of the Asian Garden at AGGV.

The back of the original gallery, Spencer Mansion.

The first of several installations of "Sleeping Bag" by Tyler Hodgins. These ice sculptures which address the issue of homelessness will be appearing all over town for the next few months.