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Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future: Master Ink Painters in 20th-Century China

Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future- Cantor Art Exhibition

EXHIBITION FROM FEBRUARY 17-JULY 4, 2010. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

This landmark exhibition illuminates a turning point in the development of Chinese ink painting during the 20th century. Drawing upon paintings and calligraphy on loan from Chinese collections new to American audiences, the exhibition highlights the monumental portraits, vibrant bird-and-flower painting and spectacular landscapes by Wu Changshuo (1844-1927), Qi Baishi (1864-1957), Huang Binhong (1865-1955) and Pan Tianshou (1897-1971). Collectively known in China as the "Four Great Masters of Ink Painting," these artists faced the dual challenges of negotiating the impact of encounters with the West while inventing new directions for long-held practices of ink painting.

Docents offer free public tours of the exhibition Thursdays at 12:15 p.m, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., and for groups by appointment. Call 650-723-3469 at least six weeks ahead to schedule a private group tour.

The exhibition is made possible by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the Clumeck Fund, the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, Cantor Arts Center Members, and the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Fund. Additional support is provided by the Halperin Discretionary Fund, the Constance Corcoran Miller Fund, the Kenneth Brenner Family Fund, the Joan and John Jay Corley Fund, and the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts.

More information at:http://museum.stanford.edu/news_room/tracing2010.html

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 | 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford University

Cantor Arts Center