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Yan Sun Art Museum Theme Exhibitions and Related Events

Please check Yan Sun Art Museum 2017 exhibitions and related programs: Exhibitions, Lectures, and "Art Lovers Series" events.

Note: Exhibition plans are subject to change. Please check with the Museum for details.

"Celebrate the Holiday Season at Yan Sun Art Museum"

Yan Sun Art Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibition for the Holiday Season that encompasses small landscape, seascape, yacht club, still life, and ballet paintings. The exhibition reflects vase breadth of his painting with media such as oil, acrylic, and tempera. Some of Yan Sun's most recent paintings will be in display for the first time. This is a wonderful chance to own a Yan Sun painting or send it as a gift to your loved one for only $450-$950! And, if the purchase is over $500, you will automatically receive a free copy of the "Artistic Talent of Ohio" book!

We wish you a wonderful holiday season and a New Year full of happiness and prosperity!

Reception: First Friday, December 1, 2017, 5pm-8pm 


"Transcending Time and Space: A Journey in China"

Yan Sun Art Museum is pleased to present a new exhibit featuring a tour of China's rich cultural background. The "Transcending Time and Space: A Journey in China" Exhibit with Yan Sun will run during the month of November 2017.

Visitors to Yan Sun Art Museum will have the excitement of accompanying us as we travel through China and revisit its intellectual traditions. The works featured are Yan Sun's paintings that were inspired throughout his journey to portray Chinese and their personalities through unique brushstrokes and colors.

The exhibition allows visitors to enjoy a relaxing tour in villages and cities, to come on an expedition into Tibet, and to appreciate long stranding traditions within China.

As you look across the different highlighted moments across the span of occupations and cultural backgrounds, we hope that this exhibition will have the opportunity to provide you with a real sense of the personalities of the people portrayed by Yan Sun.  The "Transcending Time and Space: A Journey in China" will be available throughout the month of November.

Reception: First Friday,  November 3, 2017, 5pm-8pm 


"Artistic Talents of Ohio"

A very good chance at Yan Sun Art Museum to view many original artworks by artists featured in the book "Artistic Talents of Ohio" co-authored by Hong Yin and Yan Sun. The exhibition is a celebration of art and a celebration of our community!

Reception: First Friday, October 6, 5pm-8pm.


New Book and Exhibition: "Artistic Talents of Ohio"

A Message from Hong Yin and Yan Sun: We are very excited to announce that our new book, “The Spirit of Art, The Splendor of Life – Artistic Talents of Ohio,” is published and beautifully produced! This book is part of our efforts to promote the artists and our art communities of Ohio. We write about the artists we know. And we are proud to be with them, creating art. Many wonderful individuals helped us during the development of this book and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them. We are especially appreciative of the featured artists for their support. Thanks to the artists and our readers!

Book signing and art exhibition reception: Friday, September 1, 2017. Please stay tuned!


At “The Y-Bridge Arts Festival”

See you at Zane's Landing Park in downtown Zanesville! Note: Yan Sun Art Museum at 604 Main St. will not be open during the Y-Bridge Arts Festival. Yan Sun will offer a portrait painting demos to the public. Please come enjoy the demo!

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (subject to change)

Location: Zane's Landing Park in downtown Zanesville


“America the Beautiful”

July is the month to celebrate the Independence Day. Yan Sun Art Museum's July exhibition has a patriotic theme and embraces American flag. It features beautiful landscape paintings that depict rivers and lakes, mountains and hills, forests, farmlands, as well as landmarks of America.

Reception: Friday, July 7, 2017, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Good news for those of you who missed the exhibition of June, “The Best from the Loess Plateau,” we keep it for another month!


“The Best from the Loess Plateau”

Join in the excitement of viewing “The Best from the Loess Plateau” exhibition at Yan Sun Art Museum! This new exhibition features artworks created by talented artists from the Loess Plateau of northwest China. Media include watercolor, oil, and drawing.

Reception: First Friday, June 2, 2017, 5pm-8pm.


"Newly Uncovered Yan Sun Artworks" (II)

More newly uncovered Yan Sun artworks to be shown to the community! Welcome to our First Friday Reception!

In 2016, some artworks created by Yan Sun in the 1970s and 1980s had been uncovered in China! These long-lost oil paintings and drawings contain a broad range of subject matter, and they evidence Yan Sun's growth as an artist.

Reception: First Friday, May 5, 2017, 5:00pm-8:00pm


"Newly Uncovered Yan Sun Artworks" (I)

In 2016, some artworks created by Yan Sun in the 1970s and 1980s had been uncovered in China! These long-lost oil paintings and drawings contain a broad range of subject matter, and they evidence Yan Sun's growth as an artist.

On Friday, April 7, the first show of the series of exhibitions, "Newly Uncovered Yan Sun Artworks," will be open to the public! All friends are welcome to the reception!

Reception: First Friday, April 7, 2017 5:00pm-8:00pm


"Celebrate the Three Year Anniversary of Yan Sun Art Museum"

Yan Sun Art Museum celebrates the three year anniversary! Our first exhibition was open to the public on February 7, 2014. The Museum will continue create programs and arrange exhibitions for our community in 2017! Thank you all for supporting us and supporting arts!

A new painting will be in display for First Friday! Recently, Yan Sun has focused on creating a new oil painting, "Lake of Guatemala." This painting is inspired by a trip to Guatemala, a country left him many fond memories. While in Guatemala, Yan got to see beautiful landscapes of small towns and to meet many friendly people. Back to the US, he has painted several pieces based on his experience in Guatemala. And this new painting is one of them.

Reception: Friday, February 3, 2017, 5:00pm-8:00pm


"Imagery - Artworks by Chinese Artists along the Silk Road"

This exhibition features a variety of artworks, including oil paintings, Chinese paintings, Chinese calligraphy, posters, paper cuts, and crafts. Let's celebrate the New Year together!

Reception: Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm-8:00pm




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Most of Yan Sun Art Museum's exhibitions are sponsored by the North American Art & Culture Association (NAACA).