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Monday, November 20, 2017


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection

The Met Fifth Avenue
1000 Fifth Avenue,
New York, New York, USA
Jun 13, 2017 To Feb 04, 2018


Detail: A spectacular loan exhibition devoted to masterworks of Japanese bamboo art will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the summer of 2017. With works by eminent bamboo masters dating from the late 19th century to the present—the era when basketry in Japan became recognized as a form of art transcending “craft” — Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection will showcase more than 80 baskets and abstract sculptures. Award-winning works by all six artists who are designated as Living National Treasures will be featured. Highlighting key stages in the modern history of Japanese bamboo art, the exhibition will bring into sharp focus the transformations of styles and plaiting techniques, while introducing the main lineages of bamboo masters and showing the emergence of a contemporary bamboo art scene.

Phone No.: 212-535-7710
Contact Email: [email protected]
Site URL: http://www.metmuseum.org/press/exhibitions/2016/japanese-bamboo#

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