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Posted on | February 25, 2011 | Comments Off

Reformer's Brush

Marking the hundredth anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution, Mānoa Art Gallery presents The Reformer’s Brush: Modernity and Traditional Media in China through April 8. The revolution saw the abdication of the 6-year-old last emperor of the Qing Dynasty and led ultimately to the founding of the Republic of China. The exhibition explores how many of the men at the center of the debates over modernization also cultivated traditional practices of painting and calligraphy in ways that reflected the very questions of modernization and change.

Works include paintings and calligraphy from late 19th- and early 20th-century China on loan from the collections of Ernest and Letah Lee and Chin-tang Lo. The Reformer’s Brush showcases the artworks, lives and ambitions of leaders Chiang Kai-shek, Mei Lanfang, Liang Qichao, Kang Youwei, Guo Moruo and others. Go to the Art Gallery website for more information, including gallery hours. (808) 956-6888

More Events

Feb. 28—Debate and comparison of The Price of Paradise and The Value of Hawaiʻi, two essay projects that offer a range of timely and sobering analysis on issues ranging from the economy to the environment, education to cultural preservation and more, Mānoa, Art Auditorium, 3 p.m., (808) 956-3774

Feb. 28—UH Bands spring concert, McKinley High School Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., (808) 956-8742

March 1—Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash, Mānoa, Hemenway Hall Courtyard, 2 p.m., (808) 956-0439

March 2—Passport to Sophomore Success Conference, Mānoa, Campus Center, 9:30 a.m., (808) 956-8626

March 2—The Annual Grand Buffet showcases Kauaʻi’s culinary students, Kauaʻi, Fine Dining Room and Cafeteria, 9:30 a.m., (808) 245-8365 for reservations

March 5—Hilo’s Symphony Orchestra and Chorus presents The 9th: A Performance of Beethoven’s Monumental Choral Symphony, Hilo, Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m., (808) 974-7310

March 6—First Annual UH Mānoa Piano Project features 24 Mānoa pianists joining together to present a performance of Debussy’s 24 Preludes for piano, Mānoa, Orvis Auditorium, 4 p.m., (808) 956-8626

Go to the UH calendar for more events.

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