All are welcome to enter into Snapshots of China’s Cultural Revolution. The exhibit opens Friday, March 1, at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures with half-price admission for the public from 6-9 p.m. The fascinating display will feature prints, household articles, and propagandist items from the 10-year Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976.
Todd Cornell, a Chinese business consultant based in Fort Collins, is the guest curator for the exhibit in the Museum’s Hall Gallery. He has lived abroad in Chinese-speaking countries for over 20 years. “I was given things like Mao buttons and little red books, which sparked my curiosity. I then sought out more items in China’s flea markets until the late 1990s, when the Chinese government began to control their sale.”
The Cultural Revolution (formally the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution) was a socio-political movement launched in 1966 by Mao Zedong. Mao’s goal was to preserve Chinese Communism by eliminating capitalist and bourgeois elements from Chinese society. Snapshots of China’s Cultural Revolution will showcase the stylistic art at the time as well as the interesting usages of propaganda marketing.
Date & Time March 1, 6-9 p.m.
Location Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, 200 West Mountain Avenue
Hours 11-5 pm Tuesday-Saturday