By David A. Snyder | Editor-in-chief

Throughout the school year, Purdue University Galleries hosts various art exhibits on campus in Ringel Gallery in the Stewart Center and Rueff Galleries in Pao Hall. This Thursday, a new exhibit opened in the Ringel Gallery: a collection of art by Chinese artist Dong Yifang.

Dong Yifang lived from 1925 to 2006, offering him unique opportunities to draw inspiration from three major periods in China’s history: during the Republic of China (1911-1949), the period of high socialism, (1949-1976), and modern reform (1977-present).

As an artist, Dong specialized in oil paintings, both on traditional canvas as well as scrolls which stretch from wall to wall or floor to ceiling. The gallery also contains original sketches by Dong, as well as some of his brushes and inkwells.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be showing Dong’s work from now until October 7th.