Shadow Art: Explore a Living Tradition

From 2,000-year-old shadow puppetry to the contemporary art it's inspired

In collaboration with

Wang's Shadow MuseumCAFA Art MuseumChina Intangible Heritage Industry Alliance

Know your shadow puppets

A crash course in shadow play "dress code"

It all started with a love story

The mysterious origins of shadow art

"Traditional culture is like a gene bank, a valuable source in which we search for answers."Wu Jian'an - Professor at CAFA

See the artworks, up close

Experience the craftsmanship behind the intricate details