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Insights: Gallery Talks / Celebrating Chinese Calligraphy and Cultural Arts

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Synopsis: “Celebrating Chinese Calligraphy and Cultural Arts” is an event co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU) and the Zimmerli.
Start Time: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 5:00 PM
End Time: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:00 PM
Location: Voorhees Hall Incl Zimmerli Art Museum
Address: 71 Hamilton Street
Campus: College Avenue
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: Free-$6
Speaker: 6:00 tour; 6:30 artist's demonstration
Sponsor: Zimmerli Art Museum & Confucius Institute of Rutgers University
Category: Art
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Contact Name: Theresa Watson
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-7237
Additional Information: The evening includes an artist’s calligraphy demonstration that complements the exhibition “Maples in the Mist: Chinese Poems for Children Illustrated by Jean and Mou-sien Tseng,” a journey inspired by noted poets of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). Beginning at 6 p.m., curator Marilyn Symmes, Director of the Morse Research Center for Graphic Arts at the museum, leads a tour of the exhibition, selected from the Zimmerli’s extensive collection of original artwork from children’s literature. CIRU faculty member Dietrich Tschanz also reads selected poems from the book in their native language. From 6:30 to 7:45, Yi-Zhi Huang, an accomplished calligrapher born in Shanghai, China, demonstrates the artistic tradition and discipline of Chinese calligraphy. Dr. Huang, a Rutgers University professor of mathematics, has exhibited his work at numerous exhibitions in China and the United States. He also has lectured about calligraphy at universities, museums, schools, and libraries in New Jersey. The program is followed by refreshments. This event is free to Rutgers students, faculty, and staff, and Zimmerli members. It is free to the general public with $6 museum admission. The Confucius Institute of Rutgers University aims to promote the learning and teaching of Chinese language and culture, spur the development of Chinese Studies, and advance a range of cultural exchanges between the U.S. and China. The Institute and the Zimmerli also have partnered to offer a calligraphy class during the museum’s 2014 Summer Art Camp.
Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Visitors,  Commuters,  Donors & Supporters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Prospective Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public,  Parents & Families