Past Event
Art History
Friday, February 7
Author’s Talk: “Galloping Horses: Artist Xu Beihong and His Family in Mao’s China”

About the Event

Presented by author Xu Fangfang, daughter of artist Xu Beihong

Artist Xu Beihong is lauded as one of the fathers of Chinese modern painting. Famous for his spirited ink-brush paintings of galloping horses, Xu Beihong (1895–1953) integrated Chinese and Western painting and mentored generations of Chinese artists.

Xu Beihong’s daughter, Xu Fangfang, visits the MFAH to share her father’s legacy. She describes how Xu Beihong’s family and his artistic heritage survived the turbulence of Chairman Mao’s ever-changing policies, which dictated the direction of art and music in China from 1949 through the Cultural Revolution of 1966 to 1976.

Following the talk, Xu Fangfang signs copies of her book, Galloping Horses: Artist Xu Beihong and His Family in Mao’s China.

Admission is free. For additional information, visit here.

Directions & Parking


Beck Building