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Gallery Place-Chinatown Station
The Glory of the Chinese Descendants, 2000
Foon Sham
Wall sculpture with neon

The Glory of the Chinese Descendants, by Virginia artist Foon Sham, is located at Gallery Place-Chinatown station on the Red, Green and Yellow Lines in the District of Columbia. The wall sculpture, constructed of sealed wood, frosted plexi-glass and neon, serves as a gateway to historic Chinatown. The thoughtful use of materials evoke images of everyday objects found in traditional Chinese culture including, fans, chopsticks, rice paper and lanterns. The artist sought to pay homage to early Chinese descendants who settled in the Nation's Capital. The project was funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

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