The National Art Museum of China is receiving a growing number of visitors this summer, more than 4,000 on an average daily basis and 7,000 on weekends. It also feels a stronger-than-ever desire of patrons to see its immense collections.
It is an astonishing sight. Thousands of people have brought their own wooden benches and gathered in a small square in Hohhot's Tumd Left Banner, hours before the show is scheduled to begin, to ensure they have the best position to view the errentai performance, an opera variety little known in most parts of the country.
The First "Sino-Culture Cup" International Youth Calligraphy Contest has selected a handful of winners from home and abroad. The result is announced on Sunday during the International Cultural Festival for Chinese Calligraphy.
As part of the cultural exchange between China and Pakistan, five Pakistani artists were invited to China for a two-week art tour and exhibited their works made during the trip at the 798 art zone in Beijing on August 23.