HNA Group Hosts Exhibition of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy at the Paris Pagoda
PARIS, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HNA Group, a global Fortune 500 company focused on tourism, logistics, and financial services, yesterday announced that it is hosting "Glamour of Jao's Lotus: Exhibition of Lotus-themed Artworks by Professor Jao Tsung-i" at the Paris Pagoda. The exhibition features thirty-eight paintings and calligraphies by renowned Chinese scholar and artist Professor Jao Tsung-i, and marks Professor Jao's first exhibition in France. The event will run from 27 June to 2 July 2017 and is invitation-only.
The exhibition is being held as part of HNA Paris International Week, a week-long series of events hosted by HNA Group to celebrate its global platform. The events are being held in Paris, France, in conjunction with HNA's title sponsorship of the HNA Open de France.
Lu Ying, Vice Chairman of the HNA Group Board of Directors, said, "HNA Group is delighted to introduce the important works of Professor Jao to the people of Paris. Professor Jao is one of the great minds and talents in China today; we are proud to share his artistry and to help foster an appreciation for Chinese art and scholarship with the rest of the world."
Mr. Ying continued, "As one of the few truly global companies with Chinese roots, and in keeping with the 'One Belt, One Road' initiative, HNA Group is committed to promoting cultural exchanges across our businesses, management, and philanthropic activities, while also preserving and celebrating our heritage. Our commitment to giving back, to bringing the world closer together, and to being good global citizens is deeply embedded in HNA Group's corporate fabric, and we are pleased to have this opportunity to support the arts and encourage a dialogue between East and West."
Since its founding, HNA Group has made approximately $1.5 billion in charitable contributions across a range of programs, and has donated more than $20 million to artistic and cultural organizations in China and internationally, including the National Center for the Performing Arts, the Palace Museum, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and The Jewish Museum. In 2010, HNA Group established the Cihang Foundation as a way to broaden and further institutionalize its commitment to giving back.