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An exhibition of oil paintings themed“The Great Wall looks forward to the Olympics”was opened at Zhigao Art Museum in Beijing，as an event of the June 23-July 15 Olympic Cultural Festival.
More than 100 works by renowned contemporary Chinese artists portrayed the charm and look of the Great Wall's various sections in different seasons.
A brainchild of Lin Qing， head of Zhigao Art Museum，the week-long exhibition was jointly organized by concerned societies of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference， China democratic National Construction Association and All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. Executive Vice President of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad Jiang Xiaoyu cut the ribbon for the opening ceremony.
The Olympic Cultural Festival has become an annual event since 2003. This year's edition，themed“Experience the Civilization and Enjoy the Olympics,”aims to inspire the public and encourage their participation when the 29th Olympiad is just a little over two years away.
contemporary artist： 当代艺术家
cut the ribbon： 剪彩