Clinton photo epitomises 20 years of US-VN ties

HA NOI — A photo of former President Bill Clinton shaking hands with Vietnamese people taken by Tran Viet Dung has won the first prize at a contest. An exhibition of all the excellent photos selected in the contest, entitled Viet Nam- US Relations and the US through the Lens of Vietnamese Photographers , was held in Ha Noi yesterday, drawing the participation of former President Clinton and the representatives of the Vietnamese and US governments. The photo contest … [Read more...]

Free entrance to museums and relics from August 25 – 28

The Ministry of Culture , Sports and Tourism has sent a document to departments of culture, sports and tourism in provinces and cities, museums and relic /"> relic s under the ministry to provide free entrance from August 25 - 28. Vietnam National Museum of History (Source: This will be one of the practical activities in the plan to celebrate 70 years of Cultural Sector Day and the second Patriotism Emulation Congress of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and … [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.

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Applied art show opens in Ha Noi

Visitors contemplate an artwork displayed at the national applied arts exhibition, which showcases about 200 art pieces made from everyday objects by Vietnamese artists. - VNA/VNS Photo Minh Duc HA NOI (VNS) - The Museum of Fine Arts is displaying art pieces made from everyday objects across the nation at an exhibition in Ha Noi. Hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism every five years, the show is in its third incarnation. It runs until December 3 at the museum, 66 Nguyen Thai … [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...]

Festival honours young arts talent

Eclectic mix: A corner of the exhibition.

VietNamNet Bridge - Various artworks ranging from paintings, graphics, video to installation arts are on display at the Young Fine Arts Festival 2014 that opened on Tuesday in Ha Noi. The exhibition was a chance for young artists across the country to show off their artistic talents, said Vuong Duy Bien, deputy minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, head of the festival's steering board. … [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...]

Vietnamese lacquer paintings and handicrafts introduced in France


Nhan Dan Online - Forty contemporary lacquer paintings and more than 200 handicraft products from craft villages and ethnic minorities are on display at an exhibition entitled ‘ Vietnamese Lacquer and Handicrafts ’ in the southern French city of Marseille. Speaking at the opening of the exhibition, Marseille Vice - Mayor Roca Serra expressed his pleasure with Vietnam’s impressive and colourful presence in the city, saying that the exhibition is a continuation of the fine … [Read more...]

Dong Ho folk paintings recognized as National Intangible Cultural Heritage

A Dong Ho painting (Photo: Internet)

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has listed Dong Ho folk paintings as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage.Dong Ho painting (Tranh Đông Hồ or Tranh làng Hồ), full name Dong Ho folk woodcut painting (Tranh khắc gỗ dân gian Đông Hồ) is a genre of Vietnamese woodcut paintings originated from Dong Ho village (làng Đông Hồ) in Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam.[1]Using the traditional điệp paper and colours derived from nature, craftsmen print Dong Ho pictures of different themes from good … [Read more...]