The Reformer's Brush free tours

March 6, 2011 - April 3, 2011
Mānoa Campus, Art Building, University of Hawai'i at Manoa Art Gallery Add to Calendar

The public is invited to free tours of the exhibition "The Reformer's Brush: Modernity and Traditional Media in China" on Sundays from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on March 6, 20, 27, and April 3.

The exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai revolution in China and features painting and calligraphy from Honolulu collectors Dr. Ernest and Letah Lee and Dr. Chin-tang Lo. The selected works illustrate the ways in which those who participated in the various movements to modernize China through the 19th and early 20th centuries made use of these traditional art forms to reflect their ambitions for reform.

Tours will be led by Dr. Kate Lingley, Dr. Ernest Lee, and Lisa Yoshihara, who each bring different perspectives to the works of painting and calligraphy in the exhibition.

March 6 & March 27:
Gallery tour led by Kate Lingley, UHM assistant professor of Chinese art history, principal curator of the exhibition, and author of the catalogue essay.

March 20:
Gallery tour led by Lisa Yoshihara, Director, UHM Art Gallery, and co-curator of the exhibition.

April 3:
A collector's tour by Dr. Ernest Lee, Honolulu cardiologist, who has studied and collected Chinese painting and calligraphy for over 30 years.

A Chinese brush painting demonstration by Yao Si Min will be held on Sunday, March 13 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

An educational Chinese film series follows the tours and demonstration at 3:30 p.m. in the Art Building, room 101.

Ticket Information
Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply.

Event Sponsor
Department of Art and Art History, and the College of Arts and Humanities, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Sharon Tasaka, 808-956-6888,,

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