Lightscapes: Re-envisioning the Shanshuihua

Wu Chi-Tsung, 水晶城市系列 CRYSTAL CITY SERIES, 2015, acrylic, light, and kinetic motor, courtesy of the artist.

Lightscapes: Re-envisioning the Shanshuihua

光之景: 山水畫的當代想像

February 7 – November 10, 2019

Lightscapes: Re-envisioning the Shanshuihua 光之景: 山水畫的當代想像 presents works from Nick Dong and Wu Chi-Tsung, two Taiwan-born contemporary artists. Re-imagining the philosophies of Chinese landscape paintings, the exhibition brings forward new media works and immersive light-based installations that are not often explored within this genre.

This exhibition is organized by the Chinese American Museum in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles. Major support for this exhibition is provided by the Friends of the Chinese American Museum and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument.

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“Lightscapes” Public Programs

Family Day – Cyanotypes

Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Chinese American Museum

425 Los Angeles Street | Los Angeles, CA 90012

Create prints with sunlight in a hands-on activity inspired by the cyanotypes of Wu Chi-Tsung, a featured artist in “Lightscapes: Reenvisioning the Shanshuihua 光之景: 山水畫的當代想像.” You’ll be able to make your own cyanotype prints and visit the immersive exhibition. Admission to the museum and this public program is FREE. All materials will be provided.

Nite Light : Summer Mixer

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Chinese American Museum (Courtyard)

425 Los Angeles Street | Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join us for a Summer evening at the museum after-hours social. Enjoy art making, music, and food in the courtyard. Admission to the museum and this adult program is FREE. RSVP by emailing

Check our website for forthcoming details on the above family programs
and other FREE public programs and events. RSVP by emailing


Guided Tours

Explore Lightscapes or the permanent exhibitions through engaging tours with museum docents. For more information about school or group tours, visit: camla. org/tours.

School Program

The Four Treasures Art Workshop
K-12 students of all levels and abilities can create their own ink-based paintings inspired by the genre and learn about the Four Treasures of the Study 文房四宝. For more information about pairing the art workshop with a school tour, visit: