January 21, 1999
Vol. 18 No. 8

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    Smart Museum, Cafe temporarily closed for exhibition preparations

    The Smart Museum of Art has temporarily closed its doors to prepare for an unprecedented exhibition titled “Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the 20th Century.”

    The exhibition will open with a public reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. The reception will include a performance by Beijing-based artist Yin Xiuzhen and a talk by exhibition curator Wu Hung, the Harrie A. Vanderstappen S.V.D. Distinguished Service Professor in Chinese Art History at the University.

    While preparing for this major exhibition, the Smart Museum and Cafe will be closed through Wednesday, Feb. 17. During this time, the museum’s entire permanent collection will be removed from the galleries to make way for the “Transience” exhibit, which will be open to viewers through April 18.