Art Museum Celebrates Chinese Art And Culture
September 18, 2002--
Marshall Wu, curator of the exhibition
Exhibition: "The Orchid Pavilion Gathering: Chinese Painting
from the University of Michigan Museum of Art"
Friday, Oct. 4, through Dec. 22
University of Virginia Art Museum
Exhibition reception. Free for members, $3 for others
Friday, Oct. 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
U.Va. Art Museum
Demonstration and special events related to Chinese life
Friday, Oct 4, 7-9 p.m.
International Center, 21University Circle
Robert E. Harrist Jr., professor of Chinese art history, Columbia
Lecture: "The Orchid Pavilion as Event, Artifact and Image"
Thursday, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m.
Campbell Hall 153
life and art in China will be featured in a multi-dimensional exhibition
at the University of Virginia Art Museum.
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.
about the exhibition or the U.Va. Art Museum, call (434) 924-3592
or visit the museum Web site at www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298