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Fri, Dec 13


People's Square

Introduction to Calligraphy and Ink Painting with Julie Chun

COST: RMB 100 VENUE: To be announced in the wechat group for the event

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Introduction to Calligraphy and Ink Painting with Julie Chun
Introduction to Calligraphy and Ink Painting with Julie Chun

Time & Location

Dec 13, 2019, 1:45 PM – 4:00 PM

People's Square

About the Event

Led by Julie Chun (Adjunct Professor of Art History), we will explore the social context in which calligraphy and ink painting emerged in China. Why is calligraphy one of the highest and the most esteemed arts in China? Was it always a critically elevated form of art? As we attempt to remove some layers of mystique, the findings will astound and bemuse you. Regarding ink painting, which emerged first - landscape scenes or figurative elements? Which took earlier precedence - ink washes in color or monochrome? This concentrated museum talk will provide an accessible introduction to the vast and highly important art historical field of study where many answers (as well as more questions) will arise to reveal a fascinating and insightful glimpse into China’s intriguing past that continues to inform the present.


Friday, December 13


1:45pm Registration, 2pm to 4pm


RMB 100 


Shanghai Museum lobby

201 Renmin Ave., People's Square

(metro line 1, 2, or 8 to People’s Square station, exit 1, 10-minute walk)

上海博物馆 中国上海人民大道201号

Please complete the online registration by December 9. The event costs must be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Julie Funk, mobile: 138-1874-8451.

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If you need to cancel after December 9, our SEA cancellation policy applies which states you might still have to pay for your registered event, depending on the vendor. SEA will notify you to either collect or let you pay it at your next registered event.

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