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Fall 2017

November | December


NOVEMBER 2017

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Extended hours until 8:00pm

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Extended hours until 8:00pm

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
The Mural as a Subversive Act: Yuan Yunsheng in Context
4:30-6:00pm

An interdisciplinary conversation about the complexity of Yuan Yunsheng's Two Ancient Chinese Tales—Blue + Red + Yellow = White?. Currently on view at Tufts University Art Gallery, the epic mural cycle reinterprets ancient Chinese fables and traditional stories to reflect modern historical narratives. The panelists will contextualize the mural within the political and cultural climate in China under Mao Zedong, and situate the work within a greater tradition of public murals as a form of activism.

Panelist include: Ethan Murrow, Professor of the Practice Graduate, Painting and Drawing Departments, SMFA at Tufts University, Michael Beckley, Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department, a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a consultant for the Office of Net Assessment at the U.S. Department of Defense, Nancy Berliner, Wu Tung Curator of Chinese Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Ethan Cohen, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York.

Moderated by Julia Murray, Professor Emerita of Art History, East Asian Studies, and Religious Studies, University of Wisconsin; and Associate in Research, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University.

Refreshments to follow.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Veterans Day, University Holiday
Gallery closed to the public

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
Third Thursday createDATE: Art of the Brush
5:00-7:00pm

The Confucius Institute at Tufts University (CITU) is a non-profit educational collaboration between Tufts and Beijing Normal University. Its goal is to facilitate academic exchanges between the two institutions, and to provide service and support in Chinese language instruction and Chinese culture programming.

Chinese calligraphy has been an important part of Chinese culture, dating back to 4,000 BCE. At this createDATE, co-hosted by CITU, you will learn about the history of Chinese calligraphy, witness masters at work, and try your hand at one of the oldest art forms in the world.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26
Thanksgiving Break
Gallery closed to the public

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DECEMBER 2017

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017
Last day of exhibitions

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