About China Institute Gallery

58 years
100+ exhibitions
5,000 years of history

China Institute Gallery is a center of Chinese art in New York. Established in 1966, China Institute Gallery was the first non-profit gallery in the United States to showcase Chinese art and culture exclusively and on a regular basis, now located in Lower Manhattan. 

Intimate, first-class thematic exhibitions

China Institute Gallery is renowned for its intimate, first-class thematic exhibitions, which are accompanied by in-depth scholarly catalogues.

The Gallery has presented over 100 exhibitions in such areas as calligraphy, painting, ceramics, bronzes, jade, decorative art, folk art, architecture, photography, textiles, and contemporary art covering 5,000 years of Chinese history from the Neolithic period to present day.

China Institute Gallery has earned an international reputation and continues to provide a unique opportunity for Americans and visitors from around the world to appreciate both traditional and contemporary Chinese art and culture, as well as to complement a wide range of intellectual inquiries.

Gallery Hours

Open to the public: March 7 – July 7, 2024

Saturday – Wednesday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Thursday – Friday: 10 AM – 8 PM [Extended Hours]

Closed on Major Holidays:
March 29, May 27, June 19, July 4

For more details, please refer to information on the current exhibition.



100 Washington Street
New York, NY 10006

Temporary entrance:
40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10006

By Train

Take R 1 to Rector Street, or take 4 5 to Wall Street, or take A C to Fulton Street, then transfer 4 5 to Wall Street.

By Train

Take M5 bus Southbound to Trinity Place and Rector Street, or take M20 bus Southbound End Avenue, or take M22 bus Southbound to Vesey Street.

By Path

Hoboken/Newark to World Trade Center

Contact Gallery Team

Willow Weilan Hai

China Institute Gallery
(212) 744-8181 ext.148

Xige Xia

Gallery Manager
(212) 744-8181 ext.146

Tracy Jiao

Gallery Coordinator
(212) 744-8181 ext.117

Yue Ma

Director, Art Education Program (DCTA)
(212) 744-8181 ext.147

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