Author: Zhang Ming, Wang Ying, Amber QiSource: Department of Public Education & RelationsPublished on: 2016-09-26
At 2:00 PM on September 25, 2016, the lecture themed on "Museum and Art Appreciation" was given by Feng Yuan, Director of Tsinghua University Art Museum. It was the first lecture held in the museum since it opened in September. The lecture was hosted by Yang Dongjiang, Deputy Curator of the Museum, and was attended by more than 200 people including students and teaches from Tsinghua University and art lovers from outside the school.
Feng Yuan mainly focused on three topics in his lecture. First of all, he explained the orientation and significance of the Tsinghua University Art Museum. He said the museum would persistently pursue classical quality, academic value, creativity and public service for teachers and students from Tsinghua University as well as the broad masses outside the school. Not only does the museum display typical Chinese classical artworks approved by the expert, but it would also pay attention and support to new achievements of contemporary art, putting in effort to increase Chinese culture influences to the international society. With traditional art in one hand and contemporary art in the other, we must combine the past with the present, generating more content of human civilisation and contemporary innovations. The museum bears rich cultural values and reflects the development of nature and humanity, demonstrating our ancestor’s thinking and creativity. Art museums have a huge impact towards cultivating the character of citizens and improving their art appreciations.
Director Feng Yuan During the Lecture
Next, Feng Yuan introduced world famous art museums and their features. He pointed out that apart from learning from museums abroad, museums in China should make a new start for the future development here and now. Through new innovations, concepts and technology, China will demonstrate the value of its cultural creativity and imagination, and the museum is the most important stage to display these values.
Yang Dongjiang Hosting the Lecture
Lastly, Feng Yuan briefly introduced the way of how to appreciate artworks. Using the current exhibits as examples, he guided the audience to learn and experience different art forms and compare art works of the same genre, so as to gradually foster and improve their aesthetic capabilities.
Tsinghua University Art Museum is an open platform welcoming Tsinghua teachers and students, as well as the general public, combining the best quality resources from inside and outside of the university, launching academic, thought provoking, and artistic public education events, systematically developing a long term Tsinghua University artistic social environment. “Tsinghua University Art Museum Lectures”, endorsed by Tsinghua University Art Museum, organized Department of Public Education & Relations, will invite famous experts from fields including: art, science, literature, and education. Through lively and interactive events, the experts will introduce diverse, unique ideas to the audience, spreading knowledge and academic development, inspiring the audiences with enlightenment.