Vietnamese children aged from 8 to 12 will have the chance to discover German people and culture when they attend a special education programme held in Hanoi on May 23, 24 and 31.

The children will be able to explore an art exhibition featuring 23 German masterpieces, which range from expressionist work to more realistic depictions of German life.

The children’s thoughts and feelings about the art will then be channeled through a creative mask-making activity, helping them develop their artistry, teamwork and presentation skills.

The event, jointly held by the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and the Goethe Institute, is part of the exhibition “New Paintings from Germany”. It is organised on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam-German diplomatic relations.

The exhibition, which opened on May 14 and will run until May 31, is showcasing works of six German artists, ranging from large-scale formatted figurative paintings to smaller pieces of wood.-VNA