Further the Tradition: Vietnamese Art from the Indochina College of Fine Arts

July 8, 2012, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Bowers Museum
The lecture is free to members of Bowers Museum; general admission is $8

Dr. Thai Ha, founder of PICTURE Art Foundation and collector of art and artifacts from South East Asia, will provide an overview of Vietnamese art from the Indochina College of Fine Arts. The lecture will feature artwork from teachers and students of the Indochina College of Fine Arts in Vietnam during the French Colonial period (1887 – 1945). The title of this lecture – “Further the Tradition” – was chosen to recognize that both cultures were able to advance their traditions as a direct result of influence from the other. This visually stunning lecture will feature images of paintings, a rare set of photographs, and personal drawings to illustrate the breadth, depth and importance of these works.

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