On November 7, an art exhibition was opened at Xu's former residence Peon Art Museum in Chongqing, which will last until January 4, 2021. The exhibition is themed on “Between the Thousand Years”.
In October 1947, an exhibition bringing together three preeminent painters opened at a hotel in Tianjin. On show were works by Xu Beihong, Zhang Daqian and Qi Baishi, three pioneers in the reform of classical Chinese ink art in the 20th century. The exhibition showed their belief in modernizing Chinese works, although with different approaches of their own.
The exhibition pays homage to that three-man exhibition held more than seven decades ago. On show will be the 47 art works by the three master artists to mark their courage to challenge rigid academic rules and experimental spirit to usher a long-standing form of art into a new era.