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Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Reeds and Geese: Japanese Art from the Collection of George Gund III

The Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard,
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
May 21, 2017 To Sep 03, 2017


Detail: Zen monks, tea masters, shoguns, industrialists, collectors, and connoisseurs come together through the Japanese art collection bequeathed to the museum by George Gund III. Reeds and Geese: Japanese Art from the Collection of George Gund III is the first time a major selection of works from this collection is on view since 2000. A highlight is the exceptionally rare early Japanese ink painting Reeds and Geese inscribed by Chinese émigré monk Yishan Yining between 1314 and 1317 as well as other ink paintings and ceramics associated with tea culture. Beginning in the 1200s, Chinese Chan (Zen) Buddhist monks brought calligraphy, poetry, ink paintings, and aesthetically compelling, useful objects to Japan, transforming the Japanese visual landscape in ways that still impact Japanese culture today.

Phone No.: 216-421-7350
Contact Email: [email protected]
Site URL: http://www.clevelandart.org/events/exhibitions/reeds-and-geese-japanese-art-collection-george-gund-iii

Reeds and Geese (detail)
Reeds and Geese (detail)
Japan, Kamakura period (1185–1333)
c. 1314–17. Inscription by Yishan Yining (Chinese, 1247–1317).
158.5 x 42.2 cm; painting: 80.4 x 32.2 cm.
Hanging scroll, ink on paper
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift from the Collection of George Gund III, 2015.464.

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