This exhibition debuts a recent gift of eleven Tongson paintings and pairs them with historic paintings from BAMPFA’s extensive Chinese painting collection, demonstrating the relationship between his genius and that of past masters.Read full description
Wesley Tongson: Untitled, from the Mountains of Heaven series, 2000; ink and color on board; 28 3/8 x 38 3/8 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Lilia and Kenneth Tongson.
Wesley Tongson: Untitled, from the Spiritual Mountain series, 2012; ink on paper; 49 x 96 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Lilia and Kenneth Tongson.
Wesley Tongson: Boundless Compassion, 1993; ink and color on board; 23 x 15 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Lilia and Kenneth Tongson.
Portrait of Wesley in front of his own work.
Inspired by Wesley Tongson’s paintings, use watercolor, ink, brushes, and pens to create your own expressive landscape.
For ages 6–12 with accompanying adult(s)
Art historian Catherine Maudsley, the leading authority on the art of Wesley Tongson, discusses the cave and the mountain as powerful paradigms for understanding Tongson’s art.
This event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We anticipate rescheduling this program in the coming weeks.
BAMPFA Senior Curator for Asian Art Julia White and Cynthia Tongson, the artist’s sister, discuss Hong Kong artist Wesley Tongson’s artistic achievement along with insights into the influence of other Chinese artists whose works from the museum’s collection are paired with his.
The creators of the classic documentary The Gate of Heavenly Peace turn their attention to the work and legacy of one of the greatest, most fascinating twentieth-century painters, Chang Dai-chien (Zhang Daqian).
Carma Hinton and Winnie Wong in Conversation