45. Brief History of Sun Ten Museum 順天美術館的簡介

順天美術館 Sun Ten Museum

順天美術館 Sun Ten Museum

一九九一年一月二十二日,許鴻源博士過逝前仍惦念著的理想,歷經五年的漫長歲月,許多沉重的擔當和困難,在許夫人林碖女士秉持著一份對台灣的愛心和完成先夫遺願的信念下一一克服。許夫人林碖女士一心存著利益世人,榮耀歸主的宗教信仰,勉勵許氏子女照信、照義、純真承繼許博士對台灣的愛心,完成父志,大力支持雕塑家陳飛龍推動完成這個許鴻源博士生前的理想、大家的美夢。

一九九六年許鴻源博士紀念美術館(簡稱順天館)正式在爾灣成立。順天館佔地八千平方英呎,包括鴻源室、簡介許鴻源博士生平,兩個展覽室;順天廳,主要展示「順天收藏」;林碖廳,為一多功能性質展覽室,另闢思室(供資料參考和會客)。「順天收藏」收藏室,柜具展覽工作房和工作室、觀瀑亭、聽雨軒等二所;另有一台灣民俗文物收藏保存在同一建築物館外倉庫。

On January 22, 1991, Dr. Hong-yen Hsu departed from his beloved world and family, leaving behind his lifetime collection of Taiwanese art to be shared with his people.  Though his physical presence passed away, his dream and great vision never ceased. Ending five years of unyielding struggles to overcome numerous obstacles, Mrs. Lin-Run Hsu finally accomplished her husband’s dream of establishing a home for the Sun Ten Collection.  With her profound love of her homeland–Taiwan, of every individual soul, and moreover, her firm belief in God, Mrs. Hsu was determined to achieve her husband’s dream and continuously encouraged her children to uphold it.  With the enormous support of the Hsu family, sculptor and close family friend, Fay-long Chen, diligently worked to establish a home for this invaluable collection: the Sun Ten Museum.

The Hong-yen Hsu Memorial Library, hereby known as the Sun Ten Museum, was officially established in 1996.  With over 8,000 square feet, this museum contains a library introducing Dr. Hsu’s life and research and two exhibition rooms (the Sun Ten Hall which houses the main collection of the Taiwanese renowned masters and the Lin Run Hall which serves as a multi-functional space for all exhibitions).  There is also an information center, storage center for the artists’ work as well as for Taiwanese folk art, studios for various workshops, and two refined study rooms.

順天美術館

9200 Jeronimo Rd., Irvine, CA 92618

加州順天美術館 Irvine CA 2017

加州順天美術館創辦人許鴻源夫婦Irvine CA

Source from Mr. K. Chen 12/2017

Posted in 12/2017