THE CHEN ART GALLERY

 
 
Welcome to the Chen Art Gallery. This private, non-profit art gallery showcases the personal art collection of Dr. Tei Fu Chen, founder and chairman of Sunrider International. A world renowned herbalist and pharmacist, Dr. Chen devoted much of his passion over the past 25 years into amassing one of the most important private collections of Chinese art in the United States.

Open to the public since December 2000, the Chen Art Gallery’s collection is an impressive array of over 1,000 artifacts spanning 5000 years of Chinese history from the earliest Neolithic Era pottery to Ming and Qing imperial palace collections. Permanent exhibit displays include an arrangement of a sumptuous Qing dynasty imperial throne room and an elegant Ming dynasty bedroom. Other rooms display imperial porcelains, beautiful jade carvings, ancient bronzes, Buddhist statues, ancient pottery, snuff bottles, and treasures of the scholars’ studio. In 2006, a changing exhibitions gallery was added to showcase Dr. Chen’s traditional brush paintings, delicate silk textiles, and recent acquisitions. In 2012, three more galleries were added for a total of over 15 exhibition rooms dedicated to the arts and antiques of China.

Located inside the headquarters of Sunrider International in Torrance, California, the Chen Art Gallery is free and open to the public. Dr. Chen sincerely hopes that the Chen Art Gallery will serve not only as a place to experience a world class art collection, but also as a way to cultivate cultural understanding between the East and West.
 
     
 

TOURING THE CHEN ART GALLERY

 
  Address :

1625 Abalone Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
Located inside the headquarters of Sunrider International in downtown Torrance on the NW corner of Carson Street and Abalone near the intersection of Carson Street and Western Avenue. Accessible from the 110 and 405 Freeways.

 
  Parking : Free, unmetered street parking is available on Abalone Avenue  
  Phone number :

(310) 781-3808
All visitors, regardless of size of group, are advised to call ahead and make advanced reservations to visit the Chen Art Gallery.

 
  Visiting Hours :

Tuesday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm.
Closed all major holidays.
(Please watch the website for any notification of brief closures for new exhibition installation.)

 
  Admission : Free. Please call to schedule your visit.  
  Tours :

All visitors will be led on a tour through several galleries of art by a complimentary tour guide. The tour lasts between 90-120 minutes and is usually offered in the morning and another in the afternoon. Please call ahead to check the times and schedule your visit.

*Please note that there are no benches or chairs inside the galleries so guests are advised to be prepared to stand and walk for the entire tour. Guests are permitted bring their own canes, walkers, wheelchairs or small portable folding stools if needed.

 
  Tour Sizes : Tour group sizes may range between 1-30 people.  
  Languages : In addition to English, tours are also offered in Chinese.  
       
     
 

TOURING RULES:

 
 
  • Reservations:All visitors, regardless of size of group, are advised to call ahead and make advanced reservations to visit the Chen Art Gallery. For large tours between 10-30 people, it is advised to call a month in advance or earlier. For smaller groups of 1-9 people, it is recommended to call about a week in advance, especially if you are only available on a specific day.
  • Children aged 10 years and under are not allowed.
  • No photography or recording devices of any kind.
  • Cell phones are not allowed inside the galleries.
  • Food, drinks, and large bags/purses are not allowed.
  • Guests are required to stay with tour guide during entire tour.
  • Permitted: guests can bring their own wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and small portable folding stools to assist with walking.
 


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