On the afternoon of Sunday March 19, the Parents Committee of Class 3, Grade 3, DongTaiHu Experimental Primary School organized a folk art study tour to the Six Arts Museum for both school students and their parents.
In response to the school's call for effective "family - school joint education" programs, the Parents Committee organized school students and their parents to utilize their spare time on a weekend to join a study tour to Six Arts Museum with the themes of "Maintain close contact with folk art" and "Appreciate the beauty of folk customs".
Six Arts Museum is located in Lili Ancient Town. It’s gallery exhibition area exceeds 18,000 sqm, and it displays more than 40,000 ancient folk art pieces, which include traditional Chinese furniture, ancient building components, hand made items and many other types of ancient folk art. The sheer volume and impressive variety of folk art pieces in the museum prove to be quite surprising for most visitors.
The students viewed and touched the exhibits up close and personal while listening to the experienced museum guide's explanation about the items on display. With museum passports in hand, the students went gallery to gallery to collect gallery chops.
The museum's founder, Mr. Mitch Dudek, established the Six Arts Museum in order to preserve these beautiful ancient folk art pieces so that the younger generation of China could better appreciate and understand their incredible cultural and artistic heritage. Nowadays, more and more young people visit the Six Arts Museum along with their parents in order to better appreciate and understand the beauty of ancient folk art pieces through their viewing of the large number of exhibitions in the museum.
Through this art study tour to the Six Arts Museum, the DongTaiHu Experimental Primary School students gained a new understanding and appreciation of these beautiful Chinese folk art exhibitions, as well as a deeper recognition of ancient artistic customs and a better understanding of ancient people's lives.