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Sunday, July 23, 2017


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada
Asia Week New York

Celebrating the Arts of Japan: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue,
New York, USA
Oct 20, 2016 To May 14, 2017


Detail: This tribute to a great collector reveals the distinctive features of Japanese art as viewed through the lens of 50 years of collecting: the sublime spirituality of Buddhist and Shinto art; the boldness of Zen ink painting; the imaginary world conjured up by the Tale of Genji and classical Japanese literature; the sumptuous colors of bird-and-flower painting; the subtlety of poetry, calligraphy, and literati themes; the aestheticized accoutrements of the tea ceremony; and the charming portraiture of courtesans from the "floating world" (ukiyo-e).

Phone No.: (212) 535 7710
Site URL: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2015/celebrating-the-arts-of-japan

Basara, Ox (丑) (detail)
Basara, Ox (丑) (detail)
14th century. Japanese, Kamakura period (1185–1333)
H. 19 5/16 in. (49 cm); Base: L. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm), W. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Wood with lacquer, color, gold, and inlaid crystal eyes

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