Experiencing Vietnam Art at the Czech Museum of Houston
On September 6, 2018, The Charalampous Collection opened its second exhibition in Houston’s historic museum district at the Czech Center Museum of Houston.
This segment explores the Art of Vietnam
with variety, text, depth and quality.
Dr Charalampous has visited Vietnam more than nine times because he enjoys the country and the task of personally selecting new artworks for his constantly evolving Collection. Houston City Council member, Micheal Kubosh ( of Czech Heritage) and Steve Le, MD (Vietnamese American) were co-hosts of the opening reception. They joined scores of other art lovers who explored the two floors housing the extensive collection. The exhibit was originally scheduled to end in October, 2018. However, because of the international interest and appreciation of visitors, the exhibit has been extended to January 22, 2019.
The history of Vietnam is very long, dating back to 111 BC., encompassing 90 years of Chinese occupation, 100 years of French colonization and Japanese occupation, as well as several internal conflicts. Additionally, many of the art techniques on display include a strong Chinese influence in mediums of calligraphy, wood blocks, etchings on copper, lacquer, oil, and silk paintings.
Visitors will see that much of the artwork produced in Vietnam benefits from the creation of the E’cole Superieure des Beaux Arts de I’Indochine in Hanoi, an institute that was established by the French. More than 140 Artist were trained in this school. It continues today as the Vietnam School of Hanoi.
"Thank you, Houston, for your support and appreciation for my continuing collections...My associates and I are available to guide visitors thru the exhibit.”
-Dr. K.D. Charalampous
THE CZECH MUSEUM OF HOUSTON
4920 San Jacinto, Houston Texas, 77004…(Map)
Museum Hours: Monday thru Saturday 10 am to 4 pm.
Admission: $6 individuals , $5 for groups of 10 or more.
There is free parking available at the Museum.