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2009-11-20 | Picturing America Art Exhibit to Tour Taiwan

Picturing America Art Exhibit to Tour Taiwan

PR-0962E | Date: 11/20/2009

The American Institute in Taiwan is pleased to present Picturing America, an exhibition of artwork that traces the history of the United States. This exhibition will be shown at venues throughout Taiwan, including:  

  • Taichung City Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung, from Nov. 20 to Dec. 10, 2009 . Address: No. 600, Ying-Tsai Road., Taichung
  • National Cheng Kung University Library, Tainan, from Dec. 18, 2009, to Jan. 3, 2010. Address: No. 1, University Road, Tainan
  • National Chengchi University Library, Taipei, from Jan. 6 to 17, 2010 Address: No. 64, Sec. 2, Zhinan Road, Wenshan District, Taipei City
  • I-Lan City Library, I-Lan, from Jan. 21 to Feb. 7, 2010
    Address: No. 53, Sec. 1, Min-Chyuan Road, I-Lan

Picturing America showcases the United States' rich artistic heritage, and offers insights into the character, ideals, and aspirations of our nation. The exhibit's 40 framed reproductions of significant American works of art encompass a wide range of artistic media, including painting, fine crafts, sculpture, photography and architecture. The exhibit uses art as a catalyst for the study of America - the cultural, political, and historical threads woven over several centuries into the fabric of the United States.

Picturing America offers a creative way to explore the United States' history and ideals. Audiences can experience the courage of a great leader through Emanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware and appreciate the power of American democracy through Norman Rockwell's Freedom of Speech. Architectural landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater convey America's sense of optimism and ingenuity. American landscapes, such as Albert Bierstadt's Looking Down Yosemite Valley, exemplify the nation's fascination with the West and the influence of the frontier. These masterpieces open the viewer's eyes to the vivid tapestry of American history and offer a chance to understand and appreciate the depth and breadth of America's cultural landscape.

As an added benefit, the American Institute in Taiwan is pleased to offer teaching materials that enable educators to incorporate the images in Picturing America into their classroom instruction. For more information about these resources, please email the AIT Information Resource Center at:

For further information about the exhibition, please visit