Curator of Chinese Art
Anita Chung is the curator of Chinese art and responsible for the planning of the new Chinese galleries, exhibitions, and art acquisitions. She specializes in Chinese painting history, and much of her research concentrates on the 17th through the 20th century.
While the museum was closed for the expansion and renovation project, Chung was involved with the planning for the Asian tour of the exhibition Impressionist and Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art through Beijing, Tokyo, and Seoul (2006–2007). She co-curated the exhibition Streams and Mountains without End: Asian Art and the Legacy of Sherman E. Lee at the Cleveland Museum of Art (2009) and organized the first retrospective exhibition of Fu Baoshi in the West, Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904-1965) (2010). Recently, she participated in the organization of a historic international exhibition, Masterpieces of Early Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy in American Collections, at the Shanghai Museum (2011).
Chung began her museum profession in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she held the joint position of curator of Chinese art at the National Museums of Scotland and lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. There, she organized two exhibitions of Chinese art, including the acclaimed exhibition Chinese Paintings from the Shanghai Museum, 1851–1911 (2000) as well as Chinese Lacquer from the Royal Museum Collection (1998).
She is the author of Drawing Boundaries: Architectural Images in Qing China (2004) and the co-author of various exhibition catalogues, including Masterpieces of Early Chinese Painting and Calligraphy in American Collections (2011), Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904-1965) (2010), and Chinese Paintings from the Shanghai Museum, 1851–1911 (2000). Her research interests also include Chinese lacquer, ceramics, and architecture.
She holds a PhD from the University of Hong Kong.