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Fun Magazine, November 2002
Translated by Melanie Hou
Chien-lung's Grand Culture Enterprise
Date: until December 20
Location: National Palace Museum Library
Price: Adult NT$150, Confession NT$100
Tel: (02) 2881-2021
This exhibit features imperial accoutrements, and the people
and affairs of state connected with Emperor Chien-lung DATES.
It also introduces items connected with Ji Gin, Lio Uon,
the "Cultural Consultant" to the Emperor and others
who were instrumental in bringing China into a new age.
A total of 196 treasures are included; almost all are a
part of the National Palace collection. Seven portraits
of Emperor Chien-lung will highlight the exhibit, as this
is the first time they will be shown to the public.
Time: until February 16, 2003
Location: National History Museum
Price: Adult NT$150; Student NT$100
Tel: (02) 2341-9898
Henri Emile Benoit Matisse, considered the "Wild Master"
of Paris, is often compared to Picasso within Western art
circles. The current exhibit at The National History Museum
demonstrates the artist's creative reach and includes sculptures,
oil paintings, watercolors, prints, sketches and paper cuts.
Works by famous contemporaries of Matisse are also presented.
Galleries are arranged to illustrate the life of Matisse
from birth through his experimental period, and moving on
into his "wild phase", period of portraiture and
landscape paintings, and the influence of Chinoiserie and
literature on his career. The exhibit culminates in Matisse's
exploration of human models and purely decorative expressions.
Eye" A selection of Chinese Opera
Date: until November 24 (8pm every Friday, Saturday
and Sunday evening)
Location: Tai-ni Building's Hsimin Room, 3F. (113, Chung
Sang North Road, Sec 2.Taipei)
Price: Adult NT$680; Children under 12years NT$480
Tel: (02) 2568-2358
The Miau Li North Brass Band, using traditional Chinese
wind and string instruments, accompanies this magnificent
program of three Chinese operas. Melodies are primarily
from the north of China, although southern style music can
also be distinguished. Bells, brass and beautiful dancing
girls take to the stage for an enchanting performance of
NAME OF OPERA. Their movements, difficult yet precise, are
memorable. Other selections include NAME OF OPERA, a classic
performed by National Kuo Kuong Theater.