Flying High at the Museum of Chinese in America

kites-344654_640There are so many hidden gems in SoHo that it’s certainly hard to get to know all of them. One of them is at the Museum of Chinese in America where the work of Tyrus Wong is displayed. At 104 years of age, he is an artist born in Guangdong province, China who was raised in Sacramento and Los Angeles. Mr. Wong was actually noticed by Walt Disney in the 30s and 40s for his landscape paintings that served as the “visual development” for the animated film “Bambi.”

Visitors to the museum will see many of Wong’s kites which he has been making and flying on the beaches in California for decades.