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Giveaway: Cleveland Museum of Art's Bamboo Grove Night

Heaven and Earth Glowing Red, 1964. Fu Baoshi (Chinese, 1904-1965). Horizontal scroll, ink and color on paper; 70.9 × 96.9 cm. Nanjing Museum

UPDATE: Congratulations to mryjnhnsn for winning 2 tickets to Bamboo Grove Night!
 
When I moved to Cleveland, the Cleveland Museum of Art was the first place I visited. Along with the Orchestra and PlayhouseSquare, it’s one of my favorite cultural gems in the city.

In addition to the museum’s numerous permanent galleries and collections, the Cleveland Museum of Art collaborates with museums around the world to bring more art to the city. 

Starting October 16, the Museum will host Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), the first retrospective in the Western Hemisphere of Fu Baoshi, a preeminent figure in twentieth-century Chinese art who revolutionized the tradition of Chinese ink painting.

Gottwaldov, 1957. Fu Baoshi (Chinese, 1904-1965). Album leaf, ink and color on paper; 48.7 × 57.1 cm. Nanjing Museum

The exhibition reveals the process of the artist’s self-discovery and personal struggle, as well as the complexity of art and politics in Republican and Communist China. Featuring 90 works on loan from the Nanjing Museum, one of the oldest and most comprehensive museums in China, this is the first collaboration between the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Nanjing Museum.

This is also the first time Fu Baoshi’s work will be viewed outside China. After the exhibit leaves Cleveland on January 8, 2012, it will continue its travels to the Met in New York.

To kick off the exhibit in Cleveland, the Museum of Art is hosting the Bamboo Grove Young Professionals Event on Friday, October 21 from 6:00 p.m.–8:45 p.m. . 

The Two Goddesses of the Xiang River, 1961. Fu Baoshi (Chinese, 1904-1965). Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper; 134 x 68.5 cm. Nanjing Museum

With the brush in his right hand and a glass of wine in his left, Fu Baoshi often painted after drinking to express his true feelings in his work (good idea!). To help young professionals unwind from the work week, the Museum invites the public out for an evening of drinks, art activities, and Chinese takeout.

You’ll have a chance to try your hand at the painting techniques used by the artist and to talk with experts in an informal setting while exploring the first major exhibition in the West of Fu Baoshi’s art. The event is for 21+ and tickets are $18, which include food, admission to the exhibition, and art activities. A cash bar will also be available.

Purchase tickets here or by calling 216-421-7350, or enter the Clue Into Cleveland giveaway to win a pair of tickets.

There are 4 Ways to Enter The Giveaway
**You must leave a separate comment on this post for each entry**

1) Mandatory first entry: Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite gallery or collection is at Cleveland Museum of Art.

2) Twitter users can get an extra entry each day for tweeting: “Check out @ADHicken’s giveaway for #BambooGroveCMA tickets: http://wp.me/pPIgG-Rd”.  Each day you do this, you must leave a new comment.

3) Follow @ADHicken on Twitter.

4) Like Clue Into Cleveland on Facebook.

You only have three days to enter — the giveaway closes on Thursday, October 13 at 11:59PM.  On October 14, I will select a winner using Random.org and will announce the winner of the 2 General Admission tickets on my blog.  Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry – Good Luck!

(Although not part of the entries, while you’re on Twitter and Facebook, follow @ClevelandArt and like Cleveland Museum of Art to stay up to speed on what they’re doing!)

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Disclosure: I was offered two tickets to the Bamboo Grove Young Professionals Event in exchange for this post. The choice of events I share and my opinions on them are 100% my own. Photos from ClevelandArt.org/FuBaoshi