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Artist Double Feature: Dong Kingman & James Leong

March 10, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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This March Second Saturday, the CHSA Museum highlights Chinese American artists Dong Kingman and James Leong, with a documentary double feature about the artists, followed by an artist talk.

Mark Dean Johnson, Professor of Art and Gallery Director at San Francisco State University, will be joining us to discuss these artists and the impact of their lives and art on American society and the Asian American community.

This is a rare opportunity to gain insight to two important artists and to view their artwork in person. The original James Leong’s mural One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in America, which will be featured outdoors at the Central Subway Project site, is on permanent display in the CHSA Learning Center. CHSA will also display its collection of artwork by Dong Kingman, as well as an original Dong Kingman painting for the Flower Drum Song film titles.

This is also one of the last opportunities to see the Finding Jake Lee: The Paintings at Kan’s exhibition, which closes March 24, 2012. Attendees will have a chance to win Finding Jake Lee gifts from the Museum Store and tickets to the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.

Artist Double Feature: Dong Kingman & James Leong
Saturday, March 10, 2012, 1pm
At The CHSA Museum

965 Clay Street
San Francisco CA 94108

For more information, call 415-391-1188 x101 or email info at chsa.org

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About the Documentaries:
The World of Dong Kingman by James Wong Howe
This rare, exceptional archival film from 1954 showcases painter Dong Kingman at work in New York’s Chinatown, as shot by master cinematographer James Wong Howe. The CHSA Museum is grateful to Dong Kingman Jr. for sharing this film.

Dong Kingman (1911-2000), whose watercolor paintings enrich the collections of over 50 museums and institutions in the United States, is recognized as one of America’s premier watercolor masters. Recipient of virtually every major award in this medium, the artist was featured in the CHSA Museum’s grand opening in 2001 in the exhibition titled “Dong Kingman in San Francisco.”

James Leong – Restoration by Doug Ing
This documentary commissioned by James Leong chronicles the restoration of the mural One Hundred Years of the Chinese in America, on permanent display in the CHSA Learning Center. Special thanks to filmmaker Doug Ing for sharing his film.

James Leong (1929-2011) was born in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Following his graduation from the California College of Arts and Crafts, he received a Fulbright Fellowship to live and study in Norway, and later a Guggenheim fellowship to study at the American Academy in Rome. In his long career, Leong has exhibited widely, in institutions and events such as the Whitney Museum Annual, Gimpel Fils Ltd. (London), the Brooklyn Museum Biennial, Carnegie International (Pittsburgh, PA), the Princeton Art Museum, and the Corcoran Gallery.


March 10, 2012
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm