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Opening Reception of Beyond Expectations

  • Pao Arts Center 99 Albany Street Boston, MA, 02111 United States (map)


Organized by Dan Jay and Mary Y. Lee, Beyond Expectations showcases works of art from community members regardless of professional training, and tells the stories of how they have worked beyond the expectations of their family or society to fulfill their personal passion for art. The exhibition features works that investigate Asian American and Asian Immigrant culture and engages with the Boston Asian American communities.

Opening Reception | Friday, January 11, 2019

About the curators:

Dan Jay is a visual artist combining art and science with a unique perspective of a scientist’s mind and an artist’s eye.  In the mid-1980s, Dan was elected as a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows to do science and art, and was provided with both a laboratory and an art studio. He is now Dean of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and adjunct professor of Drawing and Painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University. Dan has shown widely including Harvard University, Massachusetts State House, Boston Convention Center and the Museum of the National Center for Afro-American Artists. He has shown internationally in France and Canada.

Mary Y. Lee - As a child of Chinese immigrants, Mary grew up working in her parents’ laundry in Somerville through college, until attending graduate school in California, and later returning to Boston for medical school.  After recently winding down a full career as an internal medicine physician, academic dean, and associate provost at Tufts, she is finally fulfilling her passion to create art, while continuing to consult in higher education. Working mainly in oils, Mary searches for intrinsic beauty that can be represented by the interplay of light, color and form, regardless of subject matter, and strives to connect the observer to that beauty.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080

Earlier Event: January 11
On View: Beyond Expectations
Later Event: January 18
Winter Warmup