Painting Myanmar Today: Donations from the Thukhuma Collection
Reception and Donation: April 10, 2019
Founders Memorial Library, Lower Level, 71n-North (Next to the new Discover space by Einstein Bros. Bagels)
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Art Exhibition: April 10th to 19th
Lower Level, 71n-North (Next to the new Discover space by Einstein Bros. Bagels)
The Center for Burma Studies welcomes professor Ian Holliday, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Hong Kong, and owner of the Thukhuma art collection. He generously donated twenty nine paintings made by contemporary artists from Myanmar to the Burma Art Collection, which is housed at NIU.
Thukhuma explores art, culture, education and politics in Myanmar. Online, it presents the work of contemporary painters, and provides a forum for analysis and debate. Offline, it makes available its entire collection for display in public spaces. Thukhuma actively seeks to loan or donate paintings to museums, galleries, universities, schools, hospitals and other public institutions.
The thukhuma collection is personal and partial. It does not display the full range of paintings now being produced by Myanmar artists, and certainly there are major gaps. The guiding principle is to present multiple artistic perspectives on a society in transition. Most of the paintings thus date from the past few years.
Wednesday, April 10 at 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Founders Memorial Library
217 Normal Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115
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