Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
This exhibition showcases several formats of Chinese painting that can be experienced personally. These include album leaves meant to be held in the hand or pages turned on a table; to fans that were carried on one’s person, unfolded and enjoyed at one’s leisure; and hand scrolls meant to be unrolled at the most two feet at a time. These intimate formats allowed one to bring nature close at hand.
While visiting the exhibition, learn about Chinese calligraphy by watching a video demonstration by the artist Ching-Chang (C.C.) Chen and then trying your hand at making basic characters.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.