Out West: The Great American Landscape, is a cultural exchange project and has been heartily endorsed by the Ministry of Culture of China. Out West, which will tour China, is to bear the Olympic logo and will be part of the cultural dimension of the 2008 Olympics and of the cultural presentations leading up to the games themselves.
Urumqi, which is in Western China, is the capital of Xinjiang Province. Urumqi is five hours by air from Beijing. The exhibition is special since it was the first time an large American exhibition of any kind has visited this remote city. The exhibit was shown in a brand new museum on the University grounds. On the left is the original painting "Five Cents" by Rhett Lynch