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February 11, 2013
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        George Mason University’s School of Art

and Confucius Institute at Mason


“Chinese Scrolls from the Collection of Dr. Chi Wang”

Fine Art Gallery, George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus

Feb. 25 – March 20, 2013



Who: Chi Wang is the president and co-chair of the U.S.-China Policy Foundation in Washington, D.C., and is a professor of history at Georgetown University. He has been responsible for the development of the Chinese collection at the Library of Congress for the past 30 years.


What: Statement from Chi Wang: “This exhibit of Chinese scrolls from my personal collection provides an opportunity to increase Chinese art appreciation among Americans. The collection features three types of scrolls, representative of three different styles of Chinese art: classical paintings from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911); modern-style paintings from the 20th century to the present day; and Chinese calligraphy, both classical and modern, in a variety of scripts. This special exhibit is designed to demonstrate the evolution of Chinese painting and calligraphy styles from classical times to the modern era. The exhibit is also proof that anyone interested in Chinese art can become a collector, as I began my collection as a high school student in Beijing, and have continued collecting pieces for the past 60 years.”


When: Monday, Feb. 25 – Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Opening Reception: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Where: The Fine Art Gallery in the Art and Design Building on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Va., 22030


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About the Galleries

The Galleries are located on Mason’s Fairfax campus. The Johnson Center Gallery is located on the main level of the George W. Johnson Center in the heart of the campus. The Fine Art Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Art and Design Building. The Mason Hall Gallery is on the ground floor of Mason Hall on Mason Pond Drive. Galleries are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted, and by appointment. The Concert Hall Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Gallery Program is a division of Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, home to the Center for the Arts. The College of Visual and Performing Arts exists to create an academic environment in which the arts may be considered both as individual disciplines and as interdisciplinary forms that strengthen each other. Believing that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the College draws on a variety of professional presenting and producing units where artists from across the country and around the world regularly perform, give master classes, work with students during extended residencies, and interact with the community in a variety of other ways. These programs at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, TheaterSpace, Galleries, Harris Theater, and other venues, provide a diverse selection of challenging and entertaining cultural experiences for the University community, as well as Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. area. The College is home to the Schools of Music, Dance and Art, the Department of Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs.


About George Mason University

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., Mason provides students access to diverse cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. Mason offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and information technology, organizational psychology, health care and visual and performing arts. With Mason professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy and the biosciences, George Mason University is a leading example of the modern, public university. George Mason University – Where Innovation Is Tradition.