PHOENIX – Taiwanese art will come to life at the Arizona Capitol Museum this September. With a mixture of traditional and contemporary artists from the East Asian country, it’s a must see.
The exhibit will feature the work of Lee Te Chen and Lee Ko Mei, a renowned 91-year-old artist. The paintings embody Taiwanese culture, such as the patience of ancient calligraphy and the imagination of real life images.
In collaboration with Phoenix Sister Cities, the museum will host two Taiwanese art showings annually that include a range of experienced and new artists. “We are honored to continue our partnership with Phoenix Sister Cities in sharing the beautiful artwork of Taipei, Taiwan here at the Arizona Capitol Museum,” said Stephanie Mahan, the assistant administrator of the museum.
Tour season is ramping up just in time for the opening. Groups of 10-60 will see four floors of exhibits, including the USS Arizona silver service, the flag carried by Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, and the Historic House Chamber. The museum store located on the first floor carries state seal merchandise and souvenirs to complete the visit.
To schedule a tour or get additional information, please visit our website www.azlibrary.gov/azcm/plan-your-visit or call 602-926-3620.
The museum is located at 1700 W. Washington Street, and open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Starting Sept. 7, 2019, the museum will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.