Brush Painting Workshop with Sungsook Setton

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Brush Painting Workshop with Sungsook Setton

Sunday, April 16, 2023, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Included in Garden Admission

Led by celebrated painter and calligrapher Sungsook Setton, who has exhibited across Asia and the United States, participants will learn and practice flower-inspired, traditional Chinese brush painting techniques. This workshop starts off with a docent-led tour highlighting plants in bloom, such as flowering trees, bulb flowers, and more.

All materials provided; no prior experience is necessary. Recommended for ages 10 and up (with accompanying adult).

Free; included in garden admission: Adults $6; Seniors (age 62+) $4; Students with ID $4; Individuals with Disabilities $4; Children (ages 4 to 12) $2; Children (3 and under) FREE; Members – FREE

Registration required; walk-ins welcome upon availability. Limited capacity.

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This program is made possible by the China Institute and its China Institute Gallery. During the months of April, May, and June, Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) will partner with China Institute and its China Institute Gallery to present public programs illuminating themes of the Gallery’s exhibition Flowers on a River: The Art of Chinese Flower and Bird Painting, 1368 – 1911, Masterworks from Tianjin Museum and Changzhou Museum. On view between March 23 and June 25, 2023 at 40 Rector Street in Lower Manhattan, Flowers on a River features more than 100 masterpieces from the Ming and Qing dynasties, most have never been seen before in the United States.

About China Institute Gallery:

Founded in 1966, China Institute Gallery offers world-class thematic exhibitions of bronzes, calligraphy, ceramics, decorative art, folk art, painting, photography, textiles, and contemporary art. In the words of The New York Times’ Holland Cotter: “Season after season, (the Gallery) brings extraordinary treasures to New York, many directly from China, loans that even big-budget museums might have trouble nailing. With this material it creates exhibitions that advance scholarship…but also give unalloyed pleasure.”

About China Institute:

China Institute advances a deeper understanding of China through programs in art, education, culture, cuisine, and business that bring to life the country’s depth, complexity, and dynamism. Founded in 1926 by Chinese reformers Hu Shi and Kuo Pingwen and American educators John Dewey and Paul Monroe, China Institute is the oldest bicultural, non-profit organization in America to focus exclusively on China. Today, our newly renovated headquarters in Lower Manhattan hosts a broad array of art, education, and public programs that illuminate the country’s past, present, and future.

Flowers on a River Exhibition Sponsors include the following:


Sunday, April 16, 2023
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Included in Garden Admission
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