Notice is hereby given that the Thirteenth Annual General Meeting of The University of Hong Kong Museum Society Limited will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 7 June 2023, at the Drake Gallery, 1/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, 94 Bonham Road, Hong Kong.
After the Annual General Meeting, we are pleased to present a lecture and guided tour with Dr Shuo Hua, curator of Re-visiting 20th Century Chinese Oil Paintings, an exhibition sponsored by the HKUMS 30th Anniversary Endowment Fund. This will be followed by dinner at the Ming Pavilion, Senior Common Room, 14/F, KK Leung Building.
Across Time and Space: Re-visiting Twentieth-Century Chinese Oil Paintings
This talk will shed light on twentieth-century Chinese oil paintings currently on view in the UMAG’s latest exhibition, revealing the art historical and cultural significance of this important medium. Dr Hua will discuss how oil painting evolved from a non-indigenous medium when it first entered Chinese art academies in the early twentieth century to an important and increasingly popular channel for artists to explore cross-cultural dynamics and individual forms of expression. The talk will explore new ways of looking at and appreciating Chinese oil paintings through the works of iconic painting masters and influential art educators within the narratives of art history.
Dr Hua received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD from the University of Hong Kong. She was a visiting PhD fellow at the Cluster of Global Art History, University of Heidelberg. Her research centres on modern East Asian paintings, art market studies and exhibition history in a cross-cultural context.
Liu Haisu (1896-1994), Sunflowers, oil on canvas, 1963, Gift of the artist, collection of UMAG, HKU.P.1997.1145