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The Way of Chopsticks: Explore, Learn, and Respond




Download the Family Guide

If you’re visiting the exhibition as a family, you can find a guide designed just for you. Click here to download the Family Pack in advance of your visit.


Sound Cloud

Throughout the run of this exhibition, the PAA is presenting a series of talks, tours, workshops, tastings and events designed to enhance your experience and pique your curiosity about contemporary life in China: click here for the complete list of events! Click here to listen to Philip Tinari on Beijing’s 978 Art District. Writer, curator, and Director of Ullens Center for Contemporary art in Beijing Philip Tinari gave a talk on Beijing’s 798 Art District, one of the most interesting and vibrant in Contemporary Art. He spoke at The Philadelphia Art Alliance on October 3, 2013.


Talk Back

What did you take away from The Way of Chopsticks? We want to hear from you! Click here to submit your reactions and questions on our Tumblr site, and tweet us @philartalliance using the hashtag #WayOfChopsticks.


1st floor, The Household: Can you think of an object or possession that occupied pride of place in your house growing up (or does so currently) akin to the refrigerator in the first floor galleries? What was it, and why was it so important? What did it tell you, or visitors, about you and your family?


2nd Floor, Collaboration: Do you generally follow what you perceive to be directions or rules when navigating a public space? If so, why? Or if not, why not? If you were to embark on a “Chopsticks”-style collaboration of some kind, who would be your partner in the endeavor, and why?


3rd floor, The Spirit: If you were to make a movie that addressed your feelings or worries about the future, who would be the star, and why? Does seeing this installation enhance, challenge, or contradict any views you may have had about how families live in China today? If so, how?


The Way of Chopsticks has been supported by Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from the Mindspring Foundation, and the Asian Cultural Council.

The Philadelphia Art Alliance is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. (closed on Mondays).

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors and free for members. For more information, please call 215-545-4302.

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