If you have ever seen programs on art appreciation, such as those by Sister Wendy Beckett, you know that there is more to art than what immediately meets the eye.  Our understanding of art is definitely enriched by a basic understanding of the culture and society in which a particular artist lived.   

Those of us who are not of Chinese-American ancestry or have not studied the art traditions of China,  often miss hidden meanings in various works of art that are readily understood by those raised in a Chinese culture.   

As part of the “Dublin Reads – One City, One Book” program,  Dublin Library is pleased to host the talk and slideshow “Hidden Meanings: Symbolism in Chinese”  presented by docent Pauline Tsui of the San Francisco Asian Art Museum on Saturday, October 16th, 2010.  This program will be held in the Community Room and begin at 2:00 p.m. 

Ms. Tsui will talk about plays on words and cultural associations which connect bats and money, many fish with many children, Mandarin ducks with happy marriages, elephants with peace, and other images and themes in Chinese art. 

We hope you will be able to come to this informative and fascinating program.