July 14, 2019

Tang Qingnian: An Offering to Roots

Sunday, Jul. 14, 2019

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Visual artist Tang Qingnian demonstrates the art of Chinese calligraphy in a presentation in the Chinese Garden, and discusses his recent series of ink paintings, An Offering to Roots, with curator Phillip Bloom. Tang’s paintings, which depict gnarled, barren trees—long a metaphor in Chinese art and literature for the vagaries of human life. Full-sized reproductions of the scroll paintings are on view in a special installation in the garden June 22 through Sept. 23. Tang Qingnian is the 2019 Cheng Family Foundation Artist-in-Residence at The Huntington.

General Admission


Chinese Garden

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd.

San Marino, CA 91108


Contact: Michelle Bailey







Phone 626-405-3503 Email mbailey@huntington.org


1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA 91108