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Updated: 2022-11-21 10:16 ( China Daily )
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Museum donations

Since its official opening in 1963, the National Art Museum of China has accumulated a collection of more than 110,000 works of art and crafts. Part of this collection has been donated by artists and their families and friends, as well as by private collectors in the country and abroad. Beauty in the New Era, an exhibition at the NAMOC through to Jan 3, shows nearly 600 paintings, calligraphy pieces and sculptures that the museum has received as gifts from donors over recent years. This includes a donation made by the four children of late novelist Lao She (1899-1966) and his painter wife Hu Xieqing. The couple was on good terms with artists, and assembled a collection of classic Chinese painting and calligraphy as gifts or commissions from their friends. There is also a sculpture on show donated by Xiong Bing'an, widow of Chinese-French artist and scholar Hsiung Pingming (1922-2002). He taught Chinese culture, philosophy and calligraphy at the Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations of the New Sorbonne University — Paris III for nearly 30 years. Meanwhile, he painted, drew and sculpted, revealing the scope and depth of his studies in Chinese literature, philosophy and calligraphy.

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