Established in December 2008, Tianjin Western Art Museum is a social organization registered at the Tianjin Municipal Bureau of Social Organizations and its main work is to promote cultural and artistic exchanges between China and foreign countries. With the purpose of promoting Chinese culture, inheriting historical context, promoting Chinese and foreign cultural and artistic exchanges, and cultivating noble sentiments, since the opening of the museum, hundreds of Chinese and foreign art exhibitions and cultural and artistic exchange activities have been held, which has built a new platform for art cooperation and exchanges and display of the world's outstanding cultural achievements. For two consecutive years, it has been commended by the modern and contemporary culture and art development and promotion support projects of the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China; and has been awarded the integrity unit of the Ministry of Culture; since 2014, it has been continuously rated as a 4A-level social organization unit by the Tianjin Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau and the Tianjin Administration Bureau of Social Organizations; it won "People's Friendship Contribution Award" issued by the Tianjin People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries; it has been awarded as Tianjin Advanced Social Organization in 2018 and 2021.
Tianjin Western Art Museum held the "Russian Oil Paintings Exhibition" in April 2013; went to Belarus for cultural and artistic exchanges, and signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus; in November 2014, held "Exhibition of Famous Contemporary Painters in Tianjin, China" in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia; launched the "International Printmaking Art Invitational Exhibition", which exhibited more than 100 exquisite printmaking works from Denmark, France, the United States, Japan and other countries, all of which were fine prints from the 19th and 20th centuries collected by foreign print collectors. Many of the works are published abroad and have high artistic value. They have expanded international cultural and artistic exchanges and enriched the spiritual and cultural life of the Tianjin people. In the interest of celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and welcoming the "May 18 International Museum Day", Tianjin Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese held the "Ode to the Motherland • Hometown-Wang Guanfeng, Chen Youbai, Lu Dongsheng's Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition" at Tianjin Western Art Museum.
Introduction to the Association Representative
Zhang Lijuan, female, born in 1970, is a member of the Communist Party of China and a senior political worker. She has successively served as Deputy Secretary of Tianjin Culture and Art Company, Deputy Director and Deputy Secretary of Tianjin Cultural Development Center, and Vice President of Tianjin Yangliuqing Painting Society. She is currently the Secretary of Tianjin Western Art Museum, Director of Tianjin Western Art Museum Co., Ltd., and Secretary and President of Tianjin International Auction Co., Ltd.