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Date:
October 18, 2021
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:

Webinar

Address:
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Email:
Cost:
Free
Artist Hung Liu portrays herself on a mock identification card
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Hung Liu: Golden Gate

Monday, October 18, 2021

A docent from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco joins us, to talk about an exhibition at the deYoung, featuring an influential artist whose work addresses issues that affect us all today.

Hung Liu was one of the most important Chinese-born artists working in the United States. Hung Liu used the Socialist Realist style of painting to portray oppressed groups in China–and the oppressed Chinese workers in California history–in a grand, re-centered style, reexamining history.


Her paintings are the focus of Golden Gate, a compelling new installation at the de Young Museum. This talk will explore Liu’s roots in Maoist China, where she was trained in the Social Realist style of painting. You’ll learn how Liu interwove her personal history with the stories of other immigrants who have left their indelible mark on California history, society, and culture. Join us for a fascinating look at an artist whose work addresses issues that affect us all today.


This free event received partial funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.