12th to 25th January 2022 
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Message from the Incoming Chair of the Friends
 Dear Friends,
It is my honour to serve as Chairman of the Friends of the Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 1st January 2022.
I am indeed indebted to Mrs. Dominica Yang for inviting me to join the Friends to start the Collectors Circle for the 35th Anniversary of the Friends in 2016 and for guiding me throughout her chairmanship .
Current Board Members, Mr. Patrick Moss, Miss Gillian Kew and previous Board Members, Miss Therese Lesaffre and Miss Susan Kreidler have, over the years, given me invaluable advice as to different aspects of the Friends activities.
I congratulate the Friends on the success of the 40th Anniversary Art Auction staged by Ms. Edith Pong.
Our plans for  2022 will start with a Chinese New Year lunch on 5th February at the Chariot Club in Central and on 15th February, the Director of the Museum, Professor Josh Yiu, will give us a Zoom talk on the future of the Museum (especially the new extension of the Museum which will be opened in 2023).
We hope to foster a closer relationship with the Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and M+ Museum. To enhance this we are planning an exhibition of the work of graduates of both the Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Academy of Visual Arts of the Hong Kong Baptist University at M+ and at the Slade School of Fine Art at University College, London in 2022/2023.
May I take this opportunity to wish all of you the best of health in 2022 and may your dreams come true in the Year of the Tiger.

Edwin Mok
Friends of the Art Museum
The Chinese University of Hong KongNew Perspectives  The second season of ‘New Perspectives’ talks showcasing new research  being undertaken by postgraduate students of the Fine Arts Department CUHK, is nearing its conclusion with only one last talk in this series remaining. These talks are an excellent opportunity for young academics to gain experience discussing their work  with a wider  audience  outside the University, and to receive friendly  and informal feedback during Q&A sessions.  We do appreciate your participation. ‘New Perspectives’ 6th Talk:

Picturing drama Within Inches: A Study of Song Bronze Mirrors with Figures in Landscape

Talk given by ZHANG Jinghuo Torie 

 Date/Time: Saturday January 29th, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, to include question and answer session

Location: On Zoom

Fees: Free of charge for members but registration is required. To register please email [email protected] heading your email ‘Registration 29 January’. A zoom link will be sent to attendees at least 3 days before the talk.

About the talk:

People in the landmass of China have a long history of using bronze mirrors in their everyday life before glass mirrors became common in the Qing dynasty (1644 to 1912). During the Song dynasty (960 to 1279), the flourishing drama culture deeply inspired the development of bronze mirrors. Song mirrors show not only innovative decorative motifs but also new pictorial compositions emphasizing storytelling. At the same time, bronze mirrors were no longer luxurious items made for the aristocrats but common products for looking at oneself in everyday life of ordinary people. They were also common burial goods found in Song-dynasty tombs.
This talk will focus on a group of Song bronze mirrors with a special motif called ‘woman behind a half-open door’. Through examining the visual characteristics of such mirrors, the talk will explore the meanings and narrative features of the motif and argue that the bronze mirrors concerned drew inspiration from a Tang-dynasty romantic love story. Comparison with bronze mirrors bearing similar motifs found in Korean collections will further show the impact of Song bronze mirrors on Korean Goryeo dynasty mirrors during the tenth and thirteenth centuries.About the speaker:

Zhang Jinghuo is a Ph.D. student of the Fine Arts Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She did her BA at China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. Her research interests mainly focus on the material culture and decorative arts of the Song dynasty, Chinese bronze mirrors as well as artistic and cultural interaction between China, Korea and Japan from the tenth to the thirteenth centuries.Save the Date
Saturday 5th February. New Year Celebratory buffet lunch with musical presentation at the Chariot Club. 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday 15th February. Talk by Professor Josh Yiu on future plans for the museum. 7:oo p.m. on Zoom.
Saturday 19th February. Visit to the Yuet Tung China Works at 10:30 a.m.
Friday 25th February. Curated tour of the Enchanting Expeditions exhibition at the Art Museum, CUHK. 10:30 a.m. at the Museum.MembershipA Reminder for Membership Renewal  Thank you for your continuous support of Friends!  We would like to remind you that it is time to renew your membership.  Friends membership runs annually from October 1st to September 30th of the following year.  Please click here to visit our website for membership benefits and renewal  information. Special Membership for CUHK Library System

Contact:  Gillian Kew at [email protected]
 From the Art MuseumTemporary Closure
 To reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, the Art Museum will be closed from 7th January (Friday) to 20th January (Thursday) 2022. The exhibition schedule will be adjusted according to the latest development of the pandemic. Please stay tuned to the Art Museum’s website and social media platforms and the current FFF.Upcoming ExhibitionsCELEBRATING THE YEAR OF THE TIGER

Exhibition Period:

Exhibition Period:

Exhibition Period:
25th September 2021 to 20th March 2022


More Information:

Recordings of the lecture series (in Putonghua or English) can be viewed at: 
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLj9mP-bc7oiGKykvnAGc8F2L-r3kSo0tDOracle Bones Collection from CUHK (Virtual Exhibition)  
Exhibition Period:
From 15th September 2021 to 31st August 2022

More Information:
http://www.artmuseum.cuhk.edu.hk/en/exhibition/current/detail/60What is Armorial Porcelain? Let’s watch the conversation between Mr. Joseph Tso (Manager of Yuet Tung China Works) and our curator Dr. Guanyu Wang to learn about this unique decorative style originated from the 17th century. The Video “Art Encounters: Armorial Porcelains” (in Cantonese with English subtitles) can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/oPCTA8lW8h0

The Museum has invited Mr. Joseph Tso, the third successor of Yuet Tung China Works, which is now the last hand-painted porcelain producer in Hong Kong, to discuss a special type of Chinese trade porcelain – “guangcai” porcelain with our curator Dr. Guanyu Wang. Join them to find out the ways to create this kind of colourful porcelain.

The video “Art Encounters: Canton Enamel” can be viewed in Cantonese with English subtitles at: https://youtu.be/kkUmSBSl8gM

The Museum has released 4 videos entitled “Ballads of Ink from Canton”. This can be viewed in Cantonese with English subtitles at: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLj9mP-bc7oiFHGyhmp5B-Ij-GlGtGhP1rFollow us on Facebook: FriendsCUHK
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