If you're in New York, the Museum of Chinese in America invites you Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong, an exhibition of celebrated painter, muralist, kite-maker, lithographer and calligrapher Tyrus Wong and his extraordinary body of work. It opens March 26 and runs through September 13.
Here are some more details about the exhibition:
Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong
March 26, 2015 - September 13, 2015
In celebration of the Museum’s 35th anniversary this spring, MOCA is proud to present Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong. Celebrated painter, muralist, kite-maker, lithographer and calligrapher, Tyrus Wong is one of the greatest Chinese-American artists of the 20th century. This highly anticipated exhibition showcases his extraordinary body of work including Disney’s iconic American children’s classic, Bambi. Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong is organized by The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco, CA.
This retrospective exhibition features Wong’s extensive body of work which includes his paintings, hand-painted ceramics and silk scarves, original greeting cards, works on paper, and latest kite creations. It was the ethereal beauty of Wong’s Eastern influenced paintings, his sense of color, richness, and imagination that caught Walt Disney’s eye and became the inspiration for the animated feature Bambi (1942). Wong’s singular vision and impressionistic art influenced the groundbreaking movie’s overall visual style and changed the way animation art was presented.
If you're a member of MOCA, there will be an exclusive members preview on March 25. The exhibition officially opens to the public on Thursday, March 26. For further information about Tyrus Wong and "Water to Paper, Paint to Sky," head over to the MOCA website.