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Arts Education Exchange Program

The Center’s arts education exchange with China—which took place in the 1980s—was an unprecedented program aimed to enhance knowledge of the differing approaches to the teaching of the arts in the United States and China. Through this program, the U.S. and China exchanged a series of high-level delegations and teams of arts education specialists who spent periods ranging from three weeks to three months observing arts education at selected schools and art centers in the two countries.
Participants from the American and Chinese teams discussed their findings, compared ideas on how the arts should be taught, and planned for future work in the field.
Contact Info: 
The Center for U.S.-China Arts Exchange 423 West 118th Street, #1E New York, NY 10025 Tel: 212.280.4648 Email: us_china_arts(at)
Type of Exchange: 
United States-China Arts Exchange
Harvard University’s Project Zero
Rockefeller Brothers
Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Education
Participants (Types): 
Vice Minister, teachers, education specialists, scholars, researchers, administrators, children
Exchange Date: 
Friday, January 1, 1982 to Friday, July 1, 1988
Beijing, New York City
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