Exhibits

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    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 27 Oct 2019
    • Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609


    Exhibit - Archaic Avant-Garde: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

    October 27, 2018 – October 27, 2019

    Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St,
    Worcester, MA 01609

    This exhibit focuses on contemporary Japan’s leading ceramicists who have explored and experimented with ancient Japanese pottery techniques and forms to invigorated their own modern creations. Featured are pieces from the Horvitz Collection and works from such late 20th Century potters as Kamoda Shoji, Mori Togaku, Mihara Ken and Isezaki Koichiro.

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    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 31 Mar 2019
    • Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St, Gloucester, MA 01930

    EXHIBIT: The Little HOUSE

    Opens Saturday, November 3, 2018

    (on exhibit until March 31, 2019)

    Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St, Gloucester, MA 01930

    The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to announce the opening of The Little House: Her Story, a special exhibition featuring the work of beloved children’s book author & illustrator and founder of the Folly Cove Designers Virginia Lee Burton (1909–1968). In addition to Burton’s drawings, book illustrations and prints, an artfully-created scale model of her “Little House” will be on display in the gallery. The “Little House” was fabricated in Japan for a highly-anticipated exhibition held at the Takenaka Corporation Gallery A4 in Tokyo last summer in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the publication of Burton’s famous tale.

    To learn more, please visit the Cape Ann Museum webpage.

    • 11 Feb 2019
    • 02 Jun 2019
    • McMullen Museum of Art, 2101 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02135


    Eaglemania: Collecting Japanese Art in Gilded Age America

    February 11, 2019 - June 2, 2019

    McMullen Museum of Art, 2101 Commonwealth Avenue,
    Boston, MA 02135

    The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College will present Eaglemania: Collecting Japanese Art in Gilded Age America, which celebrates and contextualizes Boston College’s iconic “golden eagle”: a monumental bronze sculpture of the University’s mascot. During its recent restoration, the sculpture was revealed to be a Japanese masterpiece from the Meiji period (1868–1912), according to exhibition organizers. The restored piece will be unveiled as the centerpiece of the exhibition, which will explore Meiji bronze production, the depiction of birds of prey in Japanese art, and the fascination of late nineteenth-century Americans—and Boston Brahmins in particular—with Japanese art and culture.

    To learn more, please visit the McMullen Museum of Art webpage.

    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 26 May 2019
    • Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609


    Exhibit - Travels with Hiroshige

    February 23, 2019 to May 26, 2019 

    Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St,
    Worcester, MA 01609

    This exhibition places Hiroshige’s Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces in dialogue with the visual culture of travel in the late Edo period (1603-1868) and at the dawn of modern Japan.

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    • 06 Mar 2019
    • 30 Jun 2020
    • Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115


    Exhibit - Conservation in Action: Japanese Buddhist Sculpture in a New Light

    On exhibit now through June 30, 2010

    Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue,
    Boston, MA 02115

    A rare, behind the scenes look at the conservation of seven Buddhist sculptures. The wooden figures are decorated with polychromy or gliding and date from the 9th to the 12th centuries. The conservation project occupies an entire gallery in the Museum, allowing visitors to observe the techniques employed by conservators as they carefully clean the sculptures and secure areas of loose paint, lacquer, and gilding.

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