FREE Friday nights (6-9pm)
Admission is free to all on Friday nights, 6-9 pm.
The Arts of Sakai Hōitsu [masked])
Saturday, September 29, 2012 — Sunday, January 6, 2013
Japan Society Gallery presents the first American retrospective of Sakai Hōitsu, master of the bravura gesture, a samurai aristocrat turned Buddhist monk who dedicated his life to art and poetry. Triumphs of compositional daring and sumptuousness, Hōitsu’s paintings and those of his chief pupil Suzuki Kiitsu (1796–1858) made a defining Japanese contribution to world art.
The exhibition includes 58 screens, scrolls, painted fans, lacquer wares, and woodblock-printed books from public and private collections throughout the United States, including five loans from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
For Six Weeks Only, A Once-in-a-Lifetime Reunion of Two Celebrated Painted Screens!
Silver Wind: The Arts of Sakai Hoitsu (1761–1828) is curated by Matthew McKelway, Takeo and Itsuko Atsumi Associate Professor of Japanese Art at Columbia University.
Admission: $15; students & seniors $12; Japan Society members and children under 16 free. Admission is free to all on Friday nights, 6-9 pm. Please note that the Gallery will not be open to the public the evening of Fri., Oct. 26.
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