The China Academy of Art will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in April, with a series of grand festivities planned, including an alumni’s donation special exhibition themed on centurial united efforts of predecessors, which is running at the school’s gallery in Hangzhou from Mar 2 to 30.
At the opening ceremony on Mar 5, 9 representatives of alumni attended the donation ceremony and 43 new works have been collected.
During the opening speech this morning, Prof. Hang Jian, vice-president of CAA, mentioned the school’s mission of inheriting art and culture. The theme “century concentric” highlights the university’s purpose and tradition to “sort out Chinese art, introduce Western art, integrate both and create modern art”.
Displaying over 200 exhibits including precious scripts, documents and paintings from alumni, it is the largest-ever special exhibition since the gallery’s founding in 1935.
On April 5 in 1928, Cai Yuanpei wrote to Lin Fengmian, discussing making up the ceremony of opening National Academy of Art
Ink and color painting The Portrait of Ladies by Lin Fengmian, 1980s, 68cmx68cm on display
Spring by Wu Guanzhong Oil Painting 1999 on display
Chinese painting “Shanshui (Mountains and Rivers)” by Lu Yanshao on display
One of the series of house and home objects by Si Tuli Year 2003 156.5x115.5cm on display
Old Campus of Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts Pan Yun Chinese Painting Paper 1978 on display
Dandelion Wu Fan Print-making 59.5x39cm 1959 on display
Snow Wang Guangyi Oil Painting 117x187cm 1984 on display
The exhibition runs until March 30.