Chinese New Year Celebration – February 12th at 5 pm
Join us on a Happy Hour Zoom on February 12th at 5 PM to celebrate Chinese New Year, the year of the Ox. With your favorite cocktail or a cup of tea in hand, come with Carole Yee on a guided tour of Chinese brush paintings from the Freer Gallery of Art’s collection. Even in normal times at the Freer Gallery we are unable to view many paintings on exhibit because of the limitation space devoted to paintings in the Chinese gallery and museum policy to protect paintings. Works of art on paper or silk are only on view for six months before they need to be returned to storage for a minimum of five years. The museum is closed but through the magic of Zoom we can still enjoy it’s many pieces of art. Carole has selected some of her favorite paintings to highlight during the tour.
As a note the Smithsonian Institute has digitized much of their collection and is available on the website: https://library.si.edu/collections and the Freer and Sackler Galleries’ website: https://asia.si.edu/collections/.
The website is searchable so you can narrow your selection from the vast collection.
“The plum generally blooms around the Chinese lunar new year in mid- to late January, when most other vegetation lies dormant. All at once, blossoms sprout from supple shoots along the dark, leafless branches, signaling the imminent arrival of spring.”
NCAC exhibits and show will be announced as plans are made.