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To provide Californian residents with a final chance to see the treasures of Taiwan, Sun Ten Museum is holding one last showcase of its century-spanning collection.
The Taiwan Cultural Center in Tokyo's "The Mirror of Time: Dry Plate Photography Exhibition" will introduce Taiwan's photographic heritage to Japanese exhibitiongoers.
moCa Cleveland is presenting a group of seminal works by famed Taiwanese artist Lee Mingwei as the centerpiece of its 50th anniversary suite of exhibitions.
Incense offerings, rice paper drawings, and mantra inscriptions by Taiwanese artist Charwei Tsai are now on display at the Rubin Museum of Art.
"Lightscapes: Re-envisioning the Sanshuihua" hopes to bring forth new interpretations of Chinese landscape ink painting by using art-based methodologies.
Ministry Updates
Repairs kick off at Taiwan’s upcoming railway museum
Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun led a June 10 ceremony that marked the start of repair work on the office building and bathhouse of the Taipei Railway Workshop, which will be transformed into the National Railway Museum following the section-by-section arrangement of repairing and opening up the heritage site from 1935.
Taiwan’s Art village operators gather in Yilan
Twenty-four representatives from 13 artists' villages across Taiwan attended a June 5 meeting at the Lize Puppet Arts Colony in Yilan County to share their experiences and strategies in how they've been operating art residency spaces and fostering an ideal creative environment for artists.
Concert series to present music from five generations
The Taiwan Music Institute has invited music troupes spanning five Taiwanese generations to perform at "Sounds From Across Generations — 2019 Series of Authentic Ethnic Music in Taiwan," a six-concert program that will take place from June through September, to honor the diversity of Taiwan's ethnic music.
Cultural Features
Hsu Tsang-houei, known as the "pioneering collector of Taiwanese folk songs," was a forerunner in modern Taiwanese music and a leader in the collection of the nation’s various ethnic musical forms. Later generations have come to see him as one of the most influential figures in the contemporary Taiwanese music world.
Heritage Preservationist | Hsu Tsang-houei
Known as the "Teacher’s House," the Chen Yueji Residence has stood for over two centuries, closely tied in with the development of the greater Taipei area. In recognition of its distinctive architecture and historical significance, the residence was recognized as a national historic site after passing review in 2018.
Chen Yueji Residence
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