Art At Noon

Hung Liu

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The Painting Visage II by Hung Liu. A portrait of a young woman with Chinese Blossoms adorning her.

Join Dor​othy Moss, the National ​Portrait Gallery's curator of Painting and ​Sculpture, for a lecture on her exhibition Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands.

Hung Liu (1948–2021) was a contemporary Chinese-born American artist, whose multilayered paintings established new frameworks for understanding portraiture in relation to time, memory, and history. Often sourcing her subjects from photographs, Liu elevated overlooked individuals by amplifying the stories of those who have historically been invisible or unheard. Having lived through war, political revolution, exile, and displacement, she offered a complex picture of an Asian Pacific American experience. 

Come celebrate the life and work of Hung Liu.

Artwork image information: Visage II, Hung Liu, 2004. Oil on canvas. 51 1/2 x 48 in. Art by Women Collection, Gift of Linda Lee Alter