Beyond the Colored Clouds

An art exhibition selected from the Yunnan Province of China

June 30 - August 7, 2003


This exhibit offers a unique, firsthand experience of important artworks selected from the Yunnan Province in the People's Republic of China.

“Yun" is Chinese for "clouds," while "Nan" means "south." Various colors and shapes of the clouds over the Yunnan plateau give the area its full name, "South of the Colorful Clouds." This exhibition goes beyond the colored clouds; it reveals the mysterious and fascinating art created by the Yunnan people through their continuous learning, experiments, developments, and struggles.  The artworks included in this exhibition were selected from Dr. Yu Wang's collection and organized in three parts: the landscape of Yunnan: an introduction to the province's historical and cultural background; traditional Chinese water-ink scholars' paintings; and a renaissance in Chinese painting: the new movements of the Yunnan School of Painting.