|Smallest minority: Cơ Tu women make broacade in Quảng Nam Province. — VNS Photo Công Thành |Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — A painting exhibition, the Meet of March, will feature 50 paintings by 10 local artists in celebration of the 42nd anniversary of the central city’s Liberation Day (March 29th).
The event’s organising committee said the exhibition would officially open at the Đà Nẵng Fine Arts Museum at 78 Lê Duẩn street on March 28th.
The exhibition will focus on scenes of Đà Nẵng – its mountains, river, beach and people – from past to present.
The Fine Arts Museum, the only one of its kind in the central and Central Highlands region, has a permanent display of 413 works by artists from the city and provinces in the region.
Also in celebration of Liberation Day, on March 29 the Đà Nẵng’s Museum is launching a display of the culture, costume, wood sculpture, photos and lifestyle of the Cơ Tu ethnic group living in the central region.
The Cơ Tu people, Việt Nam’s smallest ethnic minority, number some 70,000 people. They live in the Trường Sơn Mountain range in the provinces of Quảng Nam and Thừa Thiên-Huế, and in Đà Nẵng City.
Đà Nẵng’s Museum also preserves a collection of 11 ancient, cast-iron cannons (made during the Nguyễn Dynasty, between 1802-1860) that were unearthed at the Điện Hải Citadel from 1979 to 2008. — VNS
|Cultural preservation: A Cơ Tu man plays a khèn (bamboo flute)in Đông Giang commune of Quảng Nam Province. — VNS Photo Công Thành |
|Stilt houses: A gươl, a traditional commune house of the Cơ Tu people, will be featured in an exhibition of Cơ Tư culture in Đà Nẵng on March 29. — VNS Photo Công Thành |
|Contemporary life: A painting to be displayed at Đà Nẵng city’s Fine Arts Museum on March 28. — VNS Photo Công Thành |