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Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

The Art of Impermanence: Japanese Works from the John C. Weber Collection and Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection

Asia Society Museum
725 Park Avenue,
New York, USA
Feb 11, 2020 To Apr 26, 2020


Detail: Impermanence is a pervasive subject in Japanese thought and art. Through masterpieces of calligraphy, painting, sculpture, ceramics, lacquers, and textiles drawn from two of America’s greatest Japanese art collections, this exhibition examines Japan's unique and nuanced references to transience. Objects span from the Jōmon period to the twentieth century. From images which depict the cycle of the four seasons and red negoro lacquer worn so it reveals the black lacquer beneath, to the gentle sadness evoked in the words of wistfully written poems, the exhibition demonstrates that much of Japan's greatest art alludes directly or indirectly to the transient nature of life.

Phone No.: 212-288-6400
Site URL: https://asiasociety.org/new-york/exhibitions/art-impermanence-japanese-works-john-c-weber-collection-and-mr-and-mrs-john-d

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