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Express Talk: Light of Heaven by Xu Longsen

April 18, 2018
Meet in Gallery 100
Free with museum admission

The installation, Light of Heaven, consists of a set of pillars painted with layers of ink wash along with a number of landscape paintings—all inspired by the mythological Mount Kunlun, home to many Chinese gods and goddesses. Join Director of Interpretation Emily Fry to learn more about this artwork created specifically for the Art Institute’s galleries. 

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Xu Longsen. A Group of Landscape Ink Paintings and Pillars, 2016–17. The artist’s collection, Beijing.