2019 BLUE CLOUD GALA
November 25, 2019
The Mandarin Oriental, New York
Highlights from the event included a cocktail reception, a live auction with Mr. C.K. Swett, remarks by Huang Ping, Chinese Consul General in New York, interactive digital drip art installations by Fou Gallery artist Liu Chang, and a raffle. Arthur Chi’en, WNYW Fox 5 contributor and Emmy winning journalist, served as master of ceremonies. Download the post-event press release (PDF).
Celebrating Blue Cloud Award Honorees
ZHANG HUAN, Visual and Performance Artist
PIN NI, President of Wanxiang America Corporation
SOPHIA SHENG, China Institute Trustee and Art Patron
Presenting a special Lifetime Achievement Award to
EZRA VOGEL, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University
Photos from the 35th annual Blue Cloud Gala
Full Gala Recording
China Institute’s Gala Video
About the Blue Cloud Gala:
The Great Poets of Antiquity in China praised those who inspired and achieved great heights as “soaring amid blue clouds”. In 1984, China Institute’s then-President Wan-go Weng created an award, “Qingyun” or “Blue Cloud”, the traditional Chinese symbol of high virtue and status, to be given to individuals whose exceptional achievements contribute significantly to U.S.-China friendship and understanding. Ever since, China Institute bestows its Blue Cloud Award to notable figures who share our mission and values.