Yani: The Brush of Innocence

June 25, 1989 – October 22, 1989

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 1 Floor Plan

On view are 69 paintings by young Chinese artist Wang Yani. Born into a family of artists in Southern China in 1975, Wang Yani began painting at age 2, and by age 6, she had produced 4,000 paintings. She has exhibited her work in cities throughout China, as well as in West Germany, Japan, and England. The exhibition also features a small group of paintings from the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) and early 20th-century Chinese masterworks from the Sackler collections, illustrating the artistic tradition from which Yani's work emerges.

The exhibition is organized by the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO, and cosponsored with the Ministry of Culture of the Peoples' Republic of China.


No photography permitted