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The Art of Asian Languages

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This exhibition explores intersections of art and language in East Asian culture through contemporary Asian art. Through a variety of styles and media, the artworks demonstrate the fluid boundaries between written language and art, while also addressing recent political and social changes in Asia. Curated by Shaoqian Zhang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Art History at OSU, in conjunction with four students: Micah Firestone, Ellie Fuksa, Cheyanne Myers, and Katheryn Woodard.

The exhibition was organized by the OSU Museum of Art in conjunction with the Museum Exhibition course taught by Shaoqian Zhang in the spring 2017 semester for the OSU Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History. Students enrolled in the Museum Exhibition course served as exhibition co-curators.


Additional Resources

View the exhibition catalog in Chinese or in English.


Related Programs

Opening Reception
April 4 | 5 to 7 pm at the OSU Museum of Art

Artist + Curator Conversation: A Glimpse of Modern Chinese Education
April 13 | 5 pm at the OSU Museum of Art


Media Kit

Press Release


Hi Res Images



Funding for this program is provided in part by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of OH or NEH. Exhibitions in this gallery have been made possible with the generous support of Dick and Malinda Fischer. 

On view: 
April 04, 2017 to June 10, 2017