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U.Va. Art Museum Celebrates Chinese Art And Culture

September 18, 2002--

WHO: Marshall Wu, curator of the exhibition

WHAT: Exhibition: "The Orchid Pavilion Gathering: Chinese Painting from the University of Michigan Museum of Art"

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 4, through Dec. 22

WHERE: University of Virginia Art Museum

WHAT: Exhibition reception. Free for members, $3 for others

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: U.Va. Art Museum

WHAT: Demonstration and special events related to Chinese life

WHEN: Friday, Oct 4, 7-9 p.m.

WHERE: International Center, 21University Circle

WHO: Robert E. Harrist Jr., professor of Chinese art history, Columbia University

WHAT: Lecture: "The Orchid Pavilion as Event, Artifact and Image"

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Campbell Hall 153

Centuries of life and art in China will be featured in a multi-dimensional exhibition at the University of Virginia Art Museum.

"The Orchid Pavilion Gathering" exhibition derives its name from a painting, which captures a ritualistic spring purification party in ancient China. The painter Sheng Mao-yeh elegantly captures a legendary literary garden gathering from 1,700 years ago. Chinese painting "is inextricably entwined with Chinese history, literature, philosophy, and religion," said Marshall Wu, exhibition curator. The exhibition includes 60 works spanning almost 900 years, featuring hanging and hand scrolls that demonstrate the tradition and evolution of painting in China. An extensive catalog also by Wu, illustrating all the works on exhibit, is available. The exhibition opens on Oct. 4 and runs through Dec. 22 at the University of Virginia Art Museum. A reception will be held on Oct. 4, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. and is free for members, $3 for guests.

Also that evening the International Center at the University will provide demonstrations and special events related to Chinese life and society. The program is free and open to the public.

On Nov. 2, Robert E. Harrist, professor of Chinese art history at Columbia University, will lecture on "The Orchid Pavilion as Event, Artifact and Image." The free public lecture will be followed by a reception at the museum.

The Ford Motor Co. sponsors the exhibit nationally, and gifts from Carol Angle and the Arts$ program funded the exhibit locally.

For details about the exhibition or the U.Va. Art Museum, call (434) 924-3592 or visit the museum Web site at www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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