As the “5.18 International Museum Day” approaches, the Macao Museum of Art (MAM), under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, will hold a series of excellent programmes in May.
In conjunction with joint-museum activities at the Macao International Museum Day Carnival on 12 May, MAM invited Lai Ieng, the artist of the current exhibition “Strolling and Feeling: Watercolour Paintings of Lai Ieng” held at the MAM, to host the workshop “Painting Nam Van with Uncle Ieng: Parent-child Water Colour Painting Workshop”. Renowned Macao watercolour artist, Lai Ieng, will introduce participants the techniques of watercolour painting, such as ways for controlling colour and water and mixing colours, and will teach the skills required for landscape sketching on-site. On the Carnival day, visitors can take photographs in a setting based on the scenic landscape depicted by Lai Ieng, and play in the game booths at the Museum.
In order to encourage people of all ages and abilities to appreciate art, MAM and the Faculty of Creative Industries of the University of Saint Joseph jointly established an educational area for the exhibition “Italian Renaissance Drawings from the British Museum”, presenting the exhibition’s drawings with 3D printing technology for visitors to experience art from multiple perspectives. On the Carnival day, a display area with 3D printing technology will be set up, extending artistic creativity to the community. On the International Museum Day (18 May), a 3D printing experience workshop will be held, promoting exploration experience without barriers. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of Macao’s Handover to China, together with the 20th anniversary of the establishment of MAM. The exhibition “Beauty in the New Era: Masterpieces from the Collection of the National Art Museum of China”, a highlight of the 30th Macao Arts Festival, will be inaugurated on 3 May, featuring works by 14 masters, including Qi Baishi, Zhang Daqian, Xu Beihong, Liu Haisu, Lin Fengmian, Fu Baoshi, and Li Keran, among others, aiming to fully present the development of Chinese fine arts over the past hundred years. The Macao Chinese Orchestra and the Macao Orchestra will present a number of musical pieces at the above-mentioned exhibitions on 25 and 26 May, respectively, bringing the audience an audiovisual experience. Both of the above exhibitions are integrated in the series of programmes of the “Art Macao”.
In addition, there will be activities designated for children and families in May: “Little Artist” and “Family Art”. For more information about the exhibitions and activities, please visit MAM’s website (www.MAM.gov.mo). The Museum opens from 10am to 7pm (no admittance after 6:30pm) including public holidays and closed on Mondays. For more information, please contact MAM through tel. no. 8791 9814 during opening hours.