Gallery Tours & Workshops for Groups

Discover China Through Art (DCTA)
Program in conjunction with the exhibition
Art of the Mountain: Through the Chinese Photographer’s Lens

February 9, 2018 – August 18, 2019

Discover China Through Art (DCTA), China Institute Gallery’s innovative art education program for groups, will introduce participants to our new exhibition Art of the Mountain: Through the Chinese Photographer’s Lens. Each group visit consists of a three-part program featuring an introductory video presentation, a docent-led gallery tour, and a hands-on art workshop, all of which can be adapted for different age groups and interests.

In Chinese legends, mountains are pillars that hold up the sky. Long revered by the Chinese, mountains and their importance in Chinese history, art, culture, and life will be reviewed in three distinct sections through more than 63 works by 26 photographers. By examining the impact of mountains on Chinese culture and its traditional aesthetic, this exhibition reveals the many ways Nature has played—and continues to play—a defining role in Chinese geography, history, culture, and the national psyche. Our hands-on Chinese landscape painting workshop provides rare opportunities to learn and apply fundamental Chinese ink and brush techniques.

Schedule: Available for booking weekday
Mornings 10:30 AM-12:00 PM & Afternoons 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Please reserve a tour at least two weeks in advance of the requested date.
Please contact us for evenings and weekends programs.

Speaker Name

Gallery Docents

Fee: Weekdays: $120 per group
Evenings & weekends: $160 per group
Up to 30 participants per group; we can accommodate 2 groups at one time

Contact: Yue Ma 212-744-8181 x 147 or by email at [email protected]

About Discover China Through Art (DCTA)

Discover China Through Art (DCTA) is an innovative art education program that China Institute Gallery offers to schools and the general public. Created in 1992, DCTA introduces audiences to Chinese art and culture through a three-part interactive program that complements the Gallery’s exhibitions. The participants experiment with Chinese art through an introductory video presentation, a docent-led gallery discussion, and a hands-on art workshop. It is in these popular workshops that our participants experience Chinese art up close and have the opportunity to learn and apply fundamental techniques.

The program also offers special Chinese art and culture workshops in between of exhibitions, which consist of an interactive video presentation and an experimental hands-on workshop.


Discover China Through Art is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.