Painting exhibition in support of children from mountain regions

A work of Ha Nhu at the exhibition. Photo: PANO - Forty paintings by four children, including Tan Kiet , Minh Chau , Ha Nhu and Hoang Mai , were on display during the two-day exhibition themed "The beginning" on June 27th and 28th at the Vietnam History Museum in Hanoi . The event is to raise money for the " Chan Am - Gio Thi " Fund to build schools, support housing projects and buy blankets for needy children in Pa Cheo commune, Bat Xat district, Lao Cai … [Read more...]

Exhibition on Long An Temple opens


PANO – The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre on May 30th opened an exhibition, themed " Museum connecting the present and past ", on the occasion of the 170th founding anniversary of the Long An Temple (1845), in Hue City. The displayed items will help viewers learn more about the birth, development, architecture, and role of the temple. Built in 1845 under the Thieu Tri King , the temple is among architectures with unique wood carvings. In early the 20th century, the temple … [Read more...]

Hanoi opens exhibition on late legendary general

A work "General Vo Nguyen Giap and President Ho Chi Minh" of artist Van Duong Thanh at the exhibition

PANO – An exhibition titled "General Vo Nguyen Giap – The Moments of Daily Life" opened at the Vietnam Military History Museum in Hanoi on May 26th. The exhibition showcases nearly 50 sketches and oil-on-canvas paintings of General Vo Nguyen Giap - the eldest brother of the Vietnamese People's Army – made by popular artist Van Duong Thanh over the past 20 years. Notably, many works were signed by the General. … [Read more...]

First private house displays exhibits on Russian literature

People tour exhibits at the memorial house

PANO – The first private memorial house "Russian literature in Vietnam" opened in Phu Luu ward, Tu Son town, Bac Ninh province on May 23rd. … [Read more...]

Photo contest on Vietnam-US relations

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PANO – More than 100 professional and amateur photographers have taken part in the seven-month long photo contest, "Vietnam-US relations through Vietnamese photographers’ lens", announced President of the Vietnam-US Friendship Organization Nguyen Tam Chien on May 15th in Hanoi. … [Read more...]

Exhibition on Uncle Ho introduced in Hanoi


PANO – 79 photos and paintings showing Uncle Ho’s sentiment for Vietnamese women and children and 100 books about the late President were introduced at an exhibition launched on May 15th at the Experimental Primary School in Hanoi . Under the theme, " Uncle Ho with women and children ", the exhibition also introduced artists Le Lam ' and Van Tho 's artworks about President Ho Chi Minh . … [Read more...]

Ambassador of arts

Nora Annesley Taylor, a Swiss researcher, is known among researchers and art critics of the West, Asia and Vietnam in particular. She has come to Vietnam to research and work since 1990. Her researches focus on Vietnam and Asia ’s contemporary arts. Nora has good command of five languages. She speaks Vietnamese as smoothly as her mother tongue. She used to be an associate professor of humanities and art science at the University of Arizona and now is Southeast Asian art … [Read more...]

Art collectors, past and present

A painting by Vu Cao Dam, a big name in Vietnam’s painting circle, in a foreign collection.

The global economic crisis has depressed the Vietnamese painting market. Fewer collectors, especially knowledgable collectors, are buying these days. The late connoisseur Duc Minh (also called Bui Dinh Than) is still well-remembered. As a rich businessman, Duc Minh enriched Vietnam’s art world by nurturing talented artists at a time that painters lacked basic facilities to work. … [Read more...]

Vietnamese silk painting

French painter Victor Tardieu (1870 - 1937) opened the Indochina Art College in Hanoi in 1925 after recognizing Vietnamese's fine arts ability during his period of living in Vietnam. Tardieu was completely successful with his first class, which created a famous generation of Vietnamese artists, including: Nguyen Phan Chanh, Cong Van Trung , Le Pho , Mai Trung Thu , Le Van De , Tran Van Can, Nguyen Tien Chung and Le Thi Luu . In 1931, these students made a strong impression on 64 … [Read more...]