Gold flowers on a kingfisher banner – enjoy this and forget your misfortunes.
Yun Shouping (1633–1690), Lilies, from an album of ten leaves
Tsao Family Collection
We hope this message finds you in good health and spirits. During the current pandemic, with the resulting necessity for much of the world’s population to distance themselves from each other locally, regionally, and internationally, it has never been more vital to recognize our common humanity and embrace unity in our global community. Fearful avoidance of the unknown and suspicion of the “other” are troubling trends that speak to the critical need for promoting greater intercultural understanding and tapping into the restorative and inspirational powers of art. This current crisis underscores the urgency of the Foundation’s mission, particularly with regard to fostering public education and cultural exchange.
Even as we refrain from scheduling on-site meetings and events in the near future, the Foundation continues to work to develop programs for a later timeframe that will delve into China’s rich art traditions in support of advancing cultural connections. We look forward to resuming full engagement with organizations and individuals everywhere who share our passion for Chinese artistic heritage and our mutual concern for all humanity.
With all good wishes for your ongoing wellness and safety,
Board of Directors and Staff
The Mozhai Foundation
The Art of Qi Baishi
The first volume of the Mozhai Foundation’s Modern Ink series features 28 paintings along with works of calligraphy and seal carving by one of the greatest masters of Chinese art, Qi Baishi (1863-1957).
The Mozhai Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit institution established in 2013 by the family of Jung Ying Tsao (1929-2011), a scholar, collector, and connoisseur of Chinese art. Based in Berkeley, California, the Foundation seeks to carry on Jung Ying Tsao’s legacy by sponsoring research, publications, exhibitions, and other programs that foster understanding of Chinese art and culture. More →