“Global Vision: A Survey of World Art” will
have its debut session in the University Art Gallery at California State
University, East Bay on Monday, Oct. 16. The exhibit will be open that day
from 5 to 7 p.m.
It will remain open to the public from Oct. 17 through Jan. 17 from 12:30
to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays in the university’s Art and Education
Building, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., in Hayward.
"Diversity has always been at the heart of our exhibition program,” said
Lanier Graham, gallery director and an art department lecturer. “We have
shown masterpieces from Africa, Oceania, North and South America, and Central
Asia, China, and Japan, along with masterpieces from Europe and the United
States at different times.”
Enso (zen circle)
Included will be more than 100 traditional examples
from the tribal world, as well as from Japan, China, Southeast Asia, India,
Tibet and West Asia.
“This exhibition is a rare chance to see a concentrated survey of 'World
Art' in a single gallery,” Graham said. “It provides our students with a
special opportunity to experience the richness of our collective cultural
and spiritual heritage as a whole.”
Highlights will include a wall of African masks; a major group of Chinese
sculpture starting with the Neolithic period and continuing through the
Shang, Chou, Han, Tang and Sung Dynasties; famous 19th century prints by
Hokusai and Hiroshige; and calligraphy by well-known Zen teachers Bunsho
roshi and Suzuki roshi.
The Modern period will be represented by Manet,
Renoir, Cassatt, Kandinsky, Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Dali, Duchamp, Pollock,
de Kooning, Rauschenberg, Bearden and Warhol.
“This exhibit is a great opportunity for our students to see first hand
the types of art they have learned about in the Introduction to World Art
History class and the Advanced Survey of World Art class,” said Michael
Henninger, chair of the Cal State East Bay Art Department. “Seeing the real
thing really improves one's understanding of the art work.”
The pieces come from the collection of the Institute for Aesthetic Development,
based in Brentwood, Calif. The oldest piece in the show will be a stone
sculpture from 5,000 BCE.
Read about the exhibition in the university newspaper The
Additional information on the University Art Gallery can be found online
Information also is available by telephone at (510) 885-3299. The gallery
will be closed Dec. 15 through Jan. 7, 2007.
Art Gallery - 1233 Art & Education Building, CSUEB, Hayward, CA 94542 (510) 885-3299