The China Society of Southern California

Fostering friendship, understanding and appreciation

between China and America since 1935


Upcoming Program
Photo Courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art
October Program
Date and Time to be Announced

Ink Dreams: Selection from the Fondation INK Collection

Beyond the concrete materials of ink and paper, there is an intangible spirit uniting works of East Asian ink painting. But how does the spirit of ink translate to other mediums, global makers, and contemporary times?

The exhibition, curated by Susanna Ferrell, Wynn Resorts Assistant Curator of Chinese Art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), will open September 19, 2021. Ms. Ferrell will talk about the exhibition via zoom.

Ink Dreams features the work of 53 artists from Asia, Europe, and North America, including Chen Haiyan, Shirazeh Houshiary, Lin Tianmiao, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Xu Bing, Yang Jiechang, and others.

The Fondation INK Collection is a 400-piece collection of contemporary art.

LACMA is committed to publishing a series of systematic catalogues of the Fondation INK Collection over the next several years, including a 256-page catalogue that accompanies Ink Dreams.

Program details and registration link to be announced.

Community Events

Message from the producer of
Far East Deep South

We have so many things to share with you. Encore Broadcast of Far East Deep South is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14 at 8pm EDT 5pm PST on World Channel (PBS) "America ReFramed." Then, join us on our Facebook page at 9:30pm EDT for a live "Afterparty" chat with some of our Mississippi cast. (more info below) There will also be add'l airings throughout the week so check your TV listings. 

There are more exciting things this month, September 2021.

To read the details, please visit

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

Chinese Garden

New Exhibition Opens Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021


A Garden of Words: The Calligraphy of Liu Fang Yuan
Part 1: Aug. 28–Dec 13, 2021
Part 2: Jan. 29–May 16, 2022

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