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How I curated the Exhibition of Ambassador & Mrs. E.F. Drumright’s Ink Diplomacy for the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

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How I curated the Exhibition of Ambassador & Mrs. E.F. Drumright’s Ink Diplomacy for the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

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Thursday, April 29
1:00 p.m. PT
Speaker: Ping-Hui Ku, scholar, San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM) guest curator, and Ambassador & Mrs. E.F. Drumright’s INK DIPLOMACY exhibition catalogue author


This talk by Ping-Hui Ku will share details of how she curated the Ambassador & Mrs. E.F. Drumrights’ INK DIPLOMACY exhibition that is currently on display at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum. Ping-Hui also authored an exhibition catalogue for the above-mentioned exhibition, which includes 35 Chinese paintings, all by 32 famous Chinese artists from mainland China to Taiwan since 1949. The artists gifted these treasures to the Drumrights during 1958 to 1962 and after, and the works have not been on view to the public for 60 years. Ping-Hui’s research about the Drumright’s Life in INK began from studying the Chinese paintings in the SDMA collections since October 2013.

Ping-Hui is an independent scholar with extensive background in Chinese art. She has conducted independent research at The San Diego Museum of Art since 2013; studied Chinese landscapes for six years with Master Wu Yi, the founder of The Association of Chinese Modern Art, New York; and completed two years of field studies in China researching Buddhist art located at 12 grottoes.

In addition, Ping-Hui has worked as a Systems Engineer at Bell Laboratories; a Manufacturing Engineer at Hewlett Packard Co.; and a Senior Industrial Engineer at General Instrument of Technology in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Her education background includes a Bachelor of Engineering, Industrial Engineering from Chun Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, ROC; a Master of Management Science degree, Quantitative Analysis, from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey; and studies in the Ph. D. program of the Operations Research department at the Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Brooklyn, New York for a year.


Join us for an exploration behind the scenes of this exhibition of diplomacy and art.


Please note, this session will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

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Sponsored by the Asian Arts Council.

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April 29, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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