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Welcoming the Spring Festival: Good Luck & Prosperity

In conjunction with the exhibition

Inspired by Dunhuang: Re-creation in Contemporary Chinese Art

December 16, 2013 – June 8, 2014

China Institute Gallery’s art education program, Discover China Through Art (DCTA), introduces participants to the celebration of the Chinese New Year Festival and to our exhibition Inspired by Dunhuang: Re-creation in Contemporary Chinese Art. The three-part program generally features a docent-led gallery tour, a video presentation, and a hands-on art workshop. This program will help participants understand the historic site of Dunhuang’s profound influence on generations of artists from master painter Zhang Daqian (1899 – 1983) through contemporary art luminaries. The following workshops will be offered in two periods of time:

Workshop I: Calligraphy Workshop (12/16/2013 – 3/31/2014)
Participants will learn basic calligraphy brushstrokes to make their own New Year decoration on festive red paper.

Workshop II: Landscape Painting Workshop (4/1/2014 – 6/8/2014)
Participants will create beautiful landscape paintings by learning the Dunhuang mural styles they have seen in the exhibition.

We welcome all age groups to the China Institute Gallery. Tours are tailored to the needs of the participants.

Group size: For students (K-12), 25 recommended, 30 maximum per group
For adults, 25 maximum per group
We can accomodate 2 groups at one time

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Program runs 1½ hours.
Evening tours (after 4 p.m.) and weekend tours may also be arranged

Fee: $100 per group, includes materials. Due two weeks prior to tours

Contact: Angia Nguyen-Chau, tel. 212-744-8181 x 147,
Please reserve your tour at least 2 weeks in advance of your requested date.


This exhibition is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the generous support of the W.L.S. Spencer Foundation and China Institute Friends of the Gallery.