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In the, newly opened, Zhejiang Art Museum there are four exhibits currently worth visiting, but the Joan Miro exhibit is definitely the major attraction. As quoted from wikipedia: Joan Mir was a Spanish Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramist born in Barcelona. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onwards, Mir expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeoise society, and famously declared an assassination of painting in favor of upsetting the visual elements of established painting. His exhibition will go on through September 25th, so get down there early for a certain surprise. Also on display until September 27th is Huang Binhong. As also appears on their website is the following description: Huang Binhong (黄宾虹) (1865-1955) was an art historian and literati painter born in either Anhui or Zhejiang (sources conflict on this). He was the grandson of artist Huang Fengliu. He would later be associated with Shanghai and finally Hangzhou. He is considered one of the last innovators in the literati style of painting and is noted for his freehand landscapes. He also had significance for creating several societies devoted to painting and calligraphy. Though a bit less shocking than the Miro exhibit, it certainly does a man well. Also on display is the Zhejiang Major Themes of Historical and Cultural Art Exhibition, and the Chakwan Lu Art Exhibition explores the way in which Zhejiang artists employ Western techniques to express themselves. The impressive museum is finely laid out over four floors in a way that doesn't get the visitor lost as in many other museums. Ticket: free; Busses: K4, 12, K102, 514, K808, 809, 822/K822, to Wangsongling Rd.万松岭路口, or 809, 12/K12 to Yuhuangshan Rd.玉皇山路口.

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