Hello, China

Courtesy Bates College Museum of Art

"Untitled (no. 7)" by Gu Zheng from his "Shanghai" series.

In summer 2006, Mark Bessire immersed himself in the studio zone of Shanghai. His mission: To see as much contemporary Chinese art as possible. The result of his efforts is on display at the Bates College Museum of Art.

The new exhibition “Stairway to Heaven” explores China’s transformation from a closed society to a global power. China will be under more focus than usual this year as it hosts the Summer Olympics. [More...]

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