Maples in the Mist: Chinese Poems for Children Illustrated by Jean & Mou-sien Tseng

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September 1, 2013
June 22, 2014
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
71 Hamilton St.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Inspired by 14 of the most celebrated poets of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), the Tsengs' vibrant illustrations appeal to children and the young at heart with timeless insights about the world's wonders. The Tang Dynasty is known as the golden age of poetry in China's 2000-year literary history. Many Chinese children have learned to read by reciting poetry; a repertoire of simpler Tang-era poems has been particularly popular since the 18th century. The poems included in "Maples in the Mist" (1996) were translated into English by Minfong Ho, who sought to engage readers with China's traditions. Selected from the Zimmerli's extensive collection of original artwork for children's books, each image is accompanied by the poem that inspired it. This exhibition is open to the public Fri/Sat/Sun, as well as during the first Wed evening of the month. To reserve a class or group tour Tues-Sun, please contact or 848.932.6766, at least two weeks in advance.


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Arts & Culture, Lectures & Workshops