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MUSEUM OF TOMORROW BY TIANHUA MAO

by Ariadna Zierold

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New York-based illustrator Tianhua Mao received her MFA degree from School of Visual Arts. Drawing is her natural way to express herself and also build her wacky world.

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For a new series, Museum of Tomorrow, Mao has dreamt up a weird and wonderful squad of living exhibits, their gooey anatomy visible through translucent flesh. Although the exhibits are entirely whimsical, the institution’s name was inspired by Beijing’s Today Art Museum, which Tianhua visited frequently as an undergrad, and its architecture references The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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