The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nominated 8 movies in the category of Best Picture. What are the elements that make a movie the best picture of the year? VOA's Penelope Poulou spoke with award winning playwright and director Murray Horwitz about the chances of some of this year's nominees making history at the 91st Academy Awards.
Gankhuyag Natsag, also known as Ganna, has dedicated his life to spreading Mongolian culture abroad. The Buddhist ritual dance masks he makes are displayed in museums outside his homeland and he tours with them around the world. VOA’s June Soh caught up with the artist, who is dubbed the Mongolian cultural ambassador, at his home studio outside Washington. Carol Pearson narrates her report.
Dating back more than 1000 years ago, the style of Chinese landscape painting that uses brush and ink has evolved over time. This traditional art form is evolving once again in an exhibit called "Lightscapes: Re-envisioning the Shanshuihua." It is on display at the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles. The goal: to connect the new, digital generation to this type of art and capture its essence in a new way. VOA’s Elizabeth Lee has the details