IVLP Trip Spurs Art Exchange with New Mexico

IVLP Trip Spurs Art Exchange with New Mexico
IVLP Trip Spurs Art Exchange with New Mexico

Sep. 22, Ningbo – During a recent trip, Public Affairs Officer Brian Gibel and Cultural Affairs Officer Josh Lustig visited the Ningbo Museum of Art to meet with director Licheng Han and deputy director Weiping Zhang, who is an IVLP alumnus. Zhang’s three-week-long U.S. government exchange trip took her to New Mexico, where she was exposed to the unique photography of Robert Mesa, an artist based in Santa Fe whose work focuses on local Native American tribes. Zhang was so impressed that she invited Mesa to spend a month-long residency in Ningbo to display his artwork at the museum, China’s 5th largest, and teach local students about Native American culture.