Mason Professors and a Campus Celebration of Chinese Art

An exhibit of Chinese paintings and calligraphy entitled "Ageless Chinese Art: a Virginia Scholar's Collection of Chinese Calligraphy and Paintings," will be on display from Thursday, September 10 through Friday, October 23, 2015 in the Fine Arts Gallery of the Arts and Design Building on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University.

A number of special events--all of which are free and open to the public--have been scheduled in conjunction with this exhibit of notable works of twentieth-century Chinese artwork from the personal collection of Dr. Chi Wang, Professor of History at Georgetown University and former head of the Chinese Division at the Library of Congress.

On display will be rare works of painting and calligraphy by some of the most important Chinese artists (Qi Baishi, Xu Beihong, Zhang Daqian, etc.) and political figures (Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, etc.) of the twentieth century.

The first event is a panel discussion on Chinese art which will take place from 5:00 to 6:00 pm this Thursday (September 10) in Room 1007 of the Art and Design Building.  The panel will feature Dr. Wang, who will share his insights and experiences as a collector; Professor Carma Hinton, who will discuss the aesthetic dimensions and development of Chinese painting and calligraphy; and Professor Michael Chang, who will provide some historical perspective.

The opening ceremony and reception for the exhibit itself will be held immediately after the panel discussion from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

So, if you are curious or interested in learning more about Chinese art and culture, we hope you'll be able to join us for the panel discussion and/or the opening reception on Thursday, September 10, 2015.