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Contemporary Chinese Artwork on Display at Drexel as Part of Cultural Exchange

Paintings, prints, sculptures and video installations from 23 top graduates of China’s most prestigious and highly exclusive academy are now on display at Drexel.

The exhibition, entitled “The Start of a Long Journey,” features work by China Central Academy of Fine Arts’ (CAFA) recent graduates, called “the cream of China’s aspiring artists” by The New York Times in a recent feature on the Beijing opening of the show.

It is making its U.S. debut at Drexel as part of an exchange of exhibitions between the CAFA Art Museum and Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery. In 2012, nine faculty artists from the Westphal College went to Beijing to install their artwork at the CAFA Art Museum. The present exhibition is CAFA’s contribution to this cultural exchange. 

At the opening reception on Oct. 4, Allen Sabinson, dean of the Westphal College, and CAFA Dean Wang Min signed a memorandum of understanding that facilitates future faculty and student exchanges.

The exhibition is currently on display at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in the URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert St.) through Friday, Nov. 22. It is free and open to the public.

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