HI Grants $1,000 for Chinese Insight Lecture Series

Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, granted $1,000 to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) for China: Insight Lecture Series. CRMA will host four lectures will be at the CRMA Auditorium in Cedar Rapids at on the following dates:

Light and Shadow: Documenting a Changing China, lecture by Judy Polumbaum (University of Iowa) on Thursday, October 14 at 7 PM
Embracing a New Century: Life in Today’s China, lecture by Edy Parsons (Mount Mercy College) on Thursday, October 21 at 7 PM
Ideas about Law and Justice in Chinese Folklore, lecture by David Arkush (University of Iowa) on Thursday, November 18 at 7 PM

Finding Contemporary Art in China: Nanjing, Beigig and Shanghai, lecture by Lesley Wright (Grinnell College) on Thursday, December 2 at 7 PM The lectures are free and open to the public. The lectures are in conjunction with CRMA’s exhibition China Insights. New Photography from the People’s Republic. According to project director, Sean Ulmer, the photographs include one aspect of Chinese culture that is either emerging or vanishing and the scholars will provide additional aspects on contemporary life in China.

The mission of Humanities Iowa is to promote understanding and appreciation of the people, communities, cultures, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation.  For more information on funding opportunities from Humanities Iowa, see its website at http://www.humanitiesiowa.org.