AOK Gallery: Past Exhibition

Library Gallery - Past Exhibition

Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition

Exhibition: January 30 - March 26, 2017

Aung Khaing
Maung Pho Tu Nat, 2014
Acrylic on canvas
Courtesy of the artist

This exhibition presents paintings by 36 contemporary artists from Myanmar, the Southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma. Created in the years following 2011, when a military-backed civilian government replaced oppressive rule by military junta and the country once famous for its seclusion re-entered the world stage, the paintings illustrate current artistic practice in Myanmar and present a series of creative viewpoints on a rapidly changing society.

Paintings included in Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition are from the collection of contemporary Myanmar paintings of Ian Holliday, the Vice President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Hong Kong. Presentation of the exhibition at UMBC is supported in part by an arts program grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support comes from the Friends of the Library & Gallery, the Libby Kuhn Endowment, and individual contributions.


Public Program

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 4 p.m.

Free & open to the public


Myanmar: Perspectives on a Society in Transition

Lecture by: Christina Fink, Professor of Practice of International Affairs, George Washington University

4:00 p.m. in the Gallery

Reception to follow

Entry to the exhibition and public programming is free and open to the public.



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Past Gallery Exhibitions