To mark the 25th anniversary of the Friends, we inaugurated the Friends’ Collector’s Circle. Our goal was to raise funds in order to help expand the Art Museum’s collection in areas where there
are significant gaps in their study specimens or pieces of academic significance, primarily Chinese furniture, textiles, and stone sculpture.
Since its inception on October 16 1981 the Friends has served as a link between the community and one of Hong Kong’s most important art institutions, the Art Museum of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Our mission is to support the museum and its growing collection and to provide scholarship funding for the students of the Fine Arts Department.
On 15 March 2014, The Friends presented the painting "Zen Lotus" by Lui Shou-kwan to the Art Museum to enrich its current exhibits featuring the renowned artist. This is the first acquisition that the Friends has funded for the museum since 2001 and, thus, represents a significant milestone. Due to the escalating cost of art over the past thirteen years, an acquisition of this caliber was not possible without the dedicated work of the Friends and the generosity of its Collectors Circle and forty-nine percent by funds from the Friend's general reserves