Photo exhibition on Vietnamese communal houses in August

A communal house in Vietnam. (Photo for illustration/ Source:

As many of 3,757 members of the Vietnamese Communal House Club have collected documents, organized field trips and taken photos to prepare for an exhibition on Vietnamese communal houses in August 2015 in Hanoi. All the members have a common feature which is a love and care for the preservation of national cultural heritages. The Club has attracted lovers for Vietnamese people’s village culture through communal houses, activities at the houses and cultural places around the village … [Read more...]

Major art fests invite diaspora participation

Two major art festivals that invite the participation of Vietnamese living all over the world were launched in Ha Noi yesterday.An oil-on-canvas painting by artist Do Ngoc Dung, which was displayed at the National Fine Arts Exhibition 1995.

HA NOI (VNS) — … [Read more...]

Exhibition “Passage to the East”

We hereby cordially presents a piece of solo exhibition of painter Nguyễn Thụ named "Passage to the East". From over 400 sketches, studies and silk paintings by artist Nguyen Thu in the collection of Tira Vanictheeranont, we have built into the book "Nguyen Thu - Passage to the East" throughout 2014. Today we selected some works from the collection to showcase in this exhibition. Opening: Mon 22 Dec 2014, 6 pm Exhibition: 22 - 27 Dec 2014 Vietnam University of Fine Arts 42 Yết Kiêu, Hà Nội … [Read more...]

Event: Fine arts exhibition on armed force and revolutionary war


(Cinet)- More than 200 paintings, sculptures and graphic images depicting the world of the armed forces, revolutionary war by 189 artists are on display at an exhibition which opened in Hanoi on November 3. … [Read more...]

Village teacher sculpts stories of the sea

Rough-hewn: Ngay nhap ngu (Day to Join the Army), one of the sculptor's wooden pieces.

VietNamNet Bridge - Sculptor Ku Kao Khai creates pieces that offer a glimpse into the lives of Viet Nam's hardworking fishermen. A village teacher has stunned the nation by winning three of the top prizes in a competition against hundreds of sculptors from all over Viet Nam. … [Read more...]

Family Day targets personality development

South Africa, France mark ASEAN Sports and Family Day Family Day opens in Hanoi Vietnam attends ASEAN Family Day in New York Highlights of the event include a "talented family" contest and a conference on family and public healthcare clubs of Hanoi's adjacent provinces and cities. There will also be sports and art performances, a singing contest and a seminar on enhancing the role of men in family. This year's event will continue to honour ethnic minority families in Hanoi who have excelled … [Read more...]

Crossing cultural boundaries

from Impressions and Expressions - Vietnamese Contemporary Painting The origin of artistic visual expression in Vietnam, a hybrid like its Southeast Asian neighbours, can be traced back to its 2,500-year-old culture that started in the Neolithic Age and steadily developed until the end of the Iron Age when Chinese invaders entered from the north. By the second century BC, foreign influences started to infiltrate into the Dong Son civilization that is widely believed to have originated in … [Read more...]

Report from Hanoi

Tran Trung Tin, Untitled III 1972, 55cm x 39 cm oil on newspaper, Courtesy Art Vietnam Gallery

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006by Joe Fyfe HANOI-Areas of the city feature numerous art galleries aimed primarily at the tourist business. Hundreds of insipid decorative paintings are for sale. Oddly, there is more than an occasional almost interesting one. Some of the more adventurous Hanoi artists also produce for the commercial painting market. They adapt (read: sweeten) existing traditional genres, such as happy Vietnamese women in traditional garments under palette-knifed foliage or … [Read more...]

Pages: 1 2

Secrets from Nguyen Dynasty’s treasures


The Nguyen Dynasty has left the ancient Hue citadel as a relic which is recognized as the world cultural heritage and also invaluable treasures. Close-up of Hue's royal antiques Stories about the seal of Vietnam's last king Vietnamese last king's concubine passes away in FranceThe last musical instrument of Nguyen Dynasty The Vietnam History Museum is preserving a collection of precious things of kings of the Nguyen Dynasty, the last feudal dynasty in Vietnam. This is the exclusive collection … [Read more...]

Exhibition to test people’s choice for national flower

A series of exhibitions of native Vietnamese flowers is being held in several cities to identify the people's choice for the national flower, and the caravan has now moved to Da Nang. The week-long exhibition opened on Tuesday in the central city after an earlier one in Ha Noi in January when an overwhelming 80 per cent of visitors voted for the lotus. The latest one, organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, has three sections, one each on the lotus, other flowers, and … [Read more...]