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Sun, Apr 14, 2024 2:00pm–3:30pm

Chinese Calligraphy Tour and Workshop – Express with Movement

Photo by Neil Kagerer
Sun, Apr 14, 2024
Multipurpose Room

Join UMMA Curator of Asian Art Natsu Oyobe and Jing Wang for an afternoon of exploring the art of Chinese calligraphy. The most celebrated art form of China for millennia, calligraphy allows for the expression of inner thoughts, hopes, and aspirations through movement, brush, and ink. This event celebrates UMMA’s first public display of the remarkable Chinese calligraphy collection donated by the family of Lo Chia-Lun (1897–1969). 

Participants will learn about the art and history of Chinese calligraphy through Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and the masterworks on display in UMMA’s Shirley Chang Gallery of Chinese Art. Collected by eminent scholar and educator Lo Chia-Lun, the collection tells the intellectual history of the 20th century in China and Taiwan. The gallery experience will be followed by a hands-on demo and a chance to practice calligraphy with Jing Wang, Chinese calligraphy historian and practicing calligrapher.   Natsu Oyobe is the Curator of Asian Art at UMMA. Jing Wang is a visiting graduate student in the U-M History of Art Department and an award-winning calligrapher. This event is free, but RSVP is required.

Photo by Neil Kagerer

The Lo Chia-Lun Calligraphy Collection

Gifted to UMMA in 2022, the Lo Chia-Lun Calligraphy Collection comprises 72 important works of art from six centuries of Chinese history and adds an impressive breadth of works to an already stellar collection of Chinese paintings and ceramics at UMMA.


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