In China, rocks in their natural form are objects of great aesthetic appreciation. Serious art collectors and critics acquired and competed for rocks with the same passion they afforded great works of painting and calligraphy. This exhibition explores how rock aesthetics have permeated architecture, landscape design, and painting styles in China for a millennium. Visitors can envision themselves in paintings of gardens where colossal rocks loom over a scholar’s studio, or scenes of fantastical caves where artists gaze in awe at mysterious rock formations.