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    Old Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan
    Place: Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Mar 05, 2016 to Oct 29, 2017
    Detail: From its critical position on the ancient Silk Road that stretches from Europe to China, Afghanistan absorbed traditions from India, Persia, and Central Asia and blended them into a distinct artistic culture. Decades of civil unrest that began in the 1970s nearly destroyed this vital heritage.  Many of Afghanistan’s artisans were forced to leave their country or give up their craft. The old city of Kabul, once a bustling center of craft and commerce, fell into ruin.

    The British non-governmental organization Turquoise Mountain, founded in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center. The organization has renovated historic buildings, opened a primary school and a medical clinic, and rebuilt necessary infrastructure. It has founded Afghanistan’s premier institution for vocational training in the arts. Dedicated to teaching a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry design, and other crafts, Turquoise Mountain is reviving the nation’s proud cultural legacy.

    To tell this transformative story of culture and heritage in Murad Khani, Afghan woodworkers have created magnificent wood arcades, screens, and a pavilion, all carved by hand from Himalayan cedar. Wander among these arcades and explore spectacular contemporary carpets, jewelry, and calligraphy, all complemented by videos and large-scale photographs of the Afghan artisans who made them. Artisans from Murad Khani are bringing the exhibition to life by demonstrating their art, sharing their experiences, and allowing visitors to encounter Afghanistan’s art and culture firsthand.

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    Old Ancient Arts of China: A 5000 Year Legacy
    Place: Bowers Museum - Santa Ana, 2002 North Main Street, California, USA
    Date: Mar 21, 2016 to Jul 31, 2017
    Detail: Curated by authorities of Chinese history and culture from the Shanghai Museum, this incredible collection portrays the evolution of Chinese art and culture.

    Journey back through 5000 years of Chinese history and follow the efflorescence of arts throughout one of the world\'s oldest living civilizations. From large painted ceramic pots used during the Neolithic period, to sculptures of camels and horses made at the height of the Silk Road, to beautiful embroidered silk court robes and ivory carvings from the 19th century, this exhibition presents the importance of fine art made to be admired during life and depended on in the afterlife.

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    Old MegaCity: India's Culture of the Streets
    Place: The Peabody Essex Museum - Salem, 161 Essex Street, Massachusetts, USA
    Date: Mar 21, 2016 to Dec 31, 2017
    Detail: In the early 20th century, Indian artists viewed the village as the true locus for India\'s identity, distinct from that of the British colonial cities of Calcutta, Bombay and New Delhi. By mid-century, India had gained independence and its cities were replenished with all kinds of people fulfilling their dreams. In the cities, the drive toward modernity co-existed with the enduring presence of the spiritual in unexpected ways.

    This installation includes paintings from PEM\'s Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection. Images of confrontation, hope, fracture and change traverse shifting grounds rich with contradictions.

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    Old Importing Splendor: Luxuries from China
    Place: The Peabody Essex Museum - Salem, 161 Essex Street, Massachusetts, USA
    Date: Mar 21, 2016 to Dec 31, 2017
    Detail:

    Explore PEM\'s superlative Chinese export art collection -- the most comprehensive and celebrated collection of its kind -- through nearly 30 selected works, including furniture, paintings and decorative objects. Created by Chinese artists in the 18th and 19th centuries for European and American markets, these works display a mastery of material and form that made them the most coveted luxurious items of their day.

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    Old Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art
    Place: The Peabody Essex Museum - Salem, 161 Essex Street, Massachusetts, USA
    Date: Mar 21, 2016 to Dec 31, 2017
    Detail: Come and experience the liveliness of a drinking party, the opulence of a royal wedding and poetic evocation of spring on a delicate dish. With more than 30 highlights from the museum\'s wide-ranging Chinese collection spanning 3,000 years, this exhibition celebrates China\'s artistic achievements crystallized in seasonal festivals, religious ceremonies and celebrations. Discover plants and animals, myths and symbols and decipher the Chinese character for \"Double Happiness.\"

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    Old From the Imperial Theater: Chinese Opera Costumes of the 18th and 19th Centuries
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
    Date: Jun 25, 2016 to Oct 09, 2017
    Detail: Drawn entirely from The Met collection, this exhibition examines these luxury textiles from artistic and technical points of view. It is organized in two rotations. The first focuses on costumes used in dramas based on historical events; and the second will feature costumes from plays derived from legends and myths. The presentation showcases eight robes, each of which was created for a specific role—court lady, official, general, monk, nun, and immortal. A set of album leaves faithfully depicting theatrical characters wearing such robes is also displayed.

    The 18th and 19th centuries witnessed a flowering of Chinese drama. Under the patronage of the Qing court (1644–1911), performances—including the \"Peking Opera\"—filled the Forbidden City in Beijing. A form of traditional Chinese theater, Peking Opera was developed fully by the mid-19th century, and because of the form\'s minimal stage settings and the importance of exaggerated gestures and movements, costume played an unusually significant role.

    This exhibition includes superb examples with interior markings indicating their use in court productions.

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    Old Cinnabar: The Chinese Art of Carved Lacquer, 14th to 19th Century
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
    Date: Jun 25, 2016 to Oct 09, 2017
    Detail: This exhibition, featuring 45 magnificent examples of Chinese carved lacquer drawn entirely from The Met collection, will explore the development of this significant artistic tradition. Among the objects on view will be works created as birthday gifts bearing symbols of long life, such as peaches, cranes, the character for longevity (shou), and representations of children. One of the highlights is a unique, large, lobed tray of the 14th century, carved with a delightful scene showing two women and 33 children. Other early pieces on view include a dish with a scene of long-tailed birds and hollyhocks. A rare screen that was produced by Lu Guisheng—a famous 19th-century artist and one of the few individuals working in lacquer whose name is recorded in Chinese history—provides a spectacular finale to this tradition.

    Lacquer, the resin of a family of trees found in southern China, hardens when exposed to oxygen and humidity and can become a natural plastic. Tinted with cinnabar (red), carbon (black), and other minerals, it has been used as an artistic medium in China since at least the sixth century B.C. Carved lacquer, which involves applying multiple layers of lacquer onto a substructure (usually wood) and then entails carving through the layers, is the most laborious and time-consuming of all lacquering techniques.

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    Old Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
    Date: Jun 25, 2016 to Oct 09, 2017
    Detail: Hardstone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, dating back to the fifth millennium B.C. It was not until the Qing dynasty, however, that an abundant supply of raw material, extraordinary craftsmanship, and keen imperial patronage allowed the art to flourish. During the 18th century, widespread prosperity and successful military campaigns brought political stability, while also securing the trade routes that permitted the importation of gemstones over the Silk Roads and through sea trade routes from as far away as Europe.

    Showcasing a selection of 75 exquisite carvings drawn from The Met collection, this exhibition presents the lapidary art of China\'s Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Featuring not only jade, the most esteemed of East Asian gems, but also agate, malachite, turquoise, quartz, amber, coral, and lapis lazuli, the exhibition reveals the extensive variety of hardstones and full palette of vibrant colors that were favored at the imperial court. Exploring the diverse subjects and styles of Qing lapidary art, Colors of the Universe illustrates the extraordinary imagination and technical virtuosity behind these miniature sculptures.

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    Old Gateway to Himalayan Art
    Place: The Rubin Museum of Art - New York, 150 West 17th St., USA
    Date: Jun 29, 2016 to Jun 27, 2017
    Detail: Gateway to Himalayan Art introduces visitors to the main forms, concepts, and meanings of Himalayan art represented in our collection. A large multimedia map orients the visitors and highlights cultural regions of a diverse Himalayan cultural sphere that includes parts of present day India, China, Nepal, Bhutan, and Mongolia. Visitors are invited to explore exemplary objects from the Museum’s collection, organized and presented in thematic sections: Figures and Symbols, Materials and Techniques, and Purpose and Function.

    The exhibition employs a concise and informative approach to convey the principal notions inherent in the rich traditions of Himalayan art to first-time visitors and specialists alike. In addition to sculptures and paintings, objects such as a stupa, prayer wheel, and ritual implements demonstrate that their patrons sought the accumulation of merit and hoped for wealth, long life, and spiritual gains, all to be fulfilled through the ritual use of these objects and commissioning works of art.

    Among the featured installations are a display that explains the process of Nepalese lost-wax metal casting and a presentation of the stages of Tibetan hanging scroll painting (thangka). Visitors will also encounter life-size reproductions of murals from Tibet’s Lukhang Temple, photographed by Thomas Laird and Clint Clemens.

    As a whole the exhibition provides visitors with tools for understanding the artistic traditions presented throughout the museum, including a Looking Guide, a take away brochure and an audio guide.

    Curated by Elena Pakhoutova

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    Old Perspectives: Michael Joo
    Place: Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Jul 02, 2016 to Jul 09, 2017
    Detail: The rare red-crowned crane winters in the highly protected Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that divides North and South Korea. While conducting research at the Smithsonian, Korean American artist Michael Joo (born 1966, Ithaca, NY) came across specimens of the crane in the National Museum of Natural History. Joo was struck by the form of the specimens, preserved for more than a century, and the enduring fascination with these iconic birds, which have found sanctuary in the heavily surveilled DMZ.

    As Joo wrote in his artist’s statement:


    Boundaries and borders speak to how we define ourselves and the space and context we would like to create for our societies. The diverse and rare ecologies of the Korean Demilitarized Zone are an example of this. Running around 160 miles across and 2.5 miles deep, the strip of unoccupied land that divides North and South Korea contains flora and fauna unique or believed extinct in the rest of the region. Military patrols on either side of the border have served as unintended stewards of this relatively pristine ecosystem. . . .  Species of cranes, historically iconic in Korean culture, have migrated through this border, regardless of its constructed restrictions.


    This exhibition is part of the Perspectives series.

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    Old Chinamania
    Place: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Jul 09, 2016 to Jun 04, 2017
    Detail: A mania for Chinese blue-and-white porcelain swept through London in the 1870s as a new generation of artists and collectors “rediscovered” imported wares from Asia. Foremost among them was American expatriate artist James McNeill Whistler. For him, porcelain was a source of serious aesthetic inspiration. For British shoppers, however, Chinese ceramics signified status and good taste. Cultural commentators of the time both embraced and poked fun at the porcelain craze. Illustrator George du Maurier parodied the fad in a series of cartoons for Punch magazine that documented what he mockingly called “Chinamania.”

    More than a hundred fifty years later, American artist Walter McConnell explores Chinamania in our own time. In this exhibition, he juxtaposes two monumental porcelain sculptures, which he terms stupas, with export wares from China’s Kangxi period (1662–1722). Those blue-and-white ceramics are similar to those that once filled the shelves of Whistler’s Peacock Room in London. These historical porcelains also inspired McConnell to create a new work based on 3D-printed replicas. His interest in replication and in the serialized mass production of ceramic forms began after he visited China more than a decade ago. The large kilns and busy factories at Jingdezhen prompted McConnell to look at China as an enduring resource for ceramic production.

    Chinamania complements the exhibition Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre, a contemporary installation that reimagines the Peacock Room as a resplendent ruin. Inspired by museum founder Charles Lang Freer’s collection of Asian ceramics, Waterston painted scores of vessels and arranged them on the buckling shelves of Filthy Lucre. These oozing, misshapen ceramics convey a sense of unsustainable luxury and excess. They also echo McConnell’s interest in the interplay of creativity, the mass production of aesthetic objects, and the powerful forces of materialism and conspicuous consumption.

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    Old Asian Art at 100: A History in Photographs
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
    Date: Sep 05, 2016 to Oct 11, 2017
    Detail: Since The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870, the institution\'s physical space and collection have grown and its curatorial departments have diversified. The first Asian works of art to enter the collection—mostly ceramics and lacquers—were acquired in 1879 and originally accommodated in what was then called the Department of Decorative Arts. Only in 1915 was a separate Department of Far Eastern Art established, and it was not until 1986 that its name was changed to the Department of Asian Art. The timeline presented in the photographs in this exhibition chronicles the changing face of The Met\'s galleries of Asian art as the building\'s footprint has expanded, exhibition styles have evolved, and the collection has grown.

    Forever a work in progress, The Met\'s collection of Asian art is ultimately the product of the passion and scholarship of the many collectors, curators, donors, dealers, and directors who have together shaped the Museum\'s holdings and legacy.

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    Old Waxed: Batik from Java
    Place: The Dallas Museum of Art - Dallas, 1717 North Harwood, Texas, USA
    Date: Sep 25, 2016 to Sep 10, 2017
    Detail: Drawn from the DMA’s collection, Waxed: Batik from Java presents a selection of Javanese batik made in the West and Central regions, where the main batik production was centered during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Batik is a wax-resist process for dye-decorating cloth. In Indonesia, batik is especially associated with the island of Java.

    The DMA batik collection was established in 1982 with a gift of eight cloths that were collected before 1930. They were donated by Jerry Bywaters, DMA Director from 1946 to 1964, and his wife, Mary, in memory of Paul and Viola van Katwijk. A second installation of these cloths will be presented in March 2017.

    Focus Installation
    Admission is FREE.

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    Old Splendors of Korean Art
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
    Date: Oct 01, 2016 to Sep 17, 2017
    Detail: Among the objects reflecting key genres and themes of Korean art are strikingly modern-looking pots and glittering jewelry from ancient burial sites; exquisite gilded Buddhist sculpture from the seventh through the seventeenth century; sophisticated celadon and metalwork of the Goryeo dynasty; porcelain with delightful and distinctively Korean designs; and paintings on diverse subjects from the Joseon and early modern periods.

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    Old Divine Pathways: South and Southeast Asian Art
    Place: Crow Collection of Asian Art - Dallas, 2010 Flora St., Texas, USA
    Date: Oct 22, 2016 to Jun 25, 2017
    Detail: For more than a thousand years, Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism were influential in the artistic production of various parts of South and Southeast Asia. In celebration of the enduring legacy of these philosophical and religious traditions, this exhibition features a variety of works in different media from India, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia.

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    Old Show and Tell: Stories in Chinese Painting
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
    Date: Oct 29, 2016 to Aug 06, 2017
    Detail: In China, paintings that tell stories serve as powerful vehicles to promote political agendas, endorse cultural values, or express personal thoughts. With masterpieces dating from the fourth century, narrative is the earliest established genre in Chinese painting. This exhibition is the first at The Met to explore the various ways in which Chinese artists have gone beyond mere illustration to convey multiple layers of meaning.

    Displaying works from the 12th century to the present, this exhibition introduces three distinct modes of pictorial storytelling: multipart illustrations presented in long handscrolls, often punctuated with passages of text; single iconic scenes that evoke an entire story; and generic landscapes or flower-and-bird paintings that acquire narrative significance through the artist\'s inscription. The exhibition is further organized by theme: historical events, seasonal progression, warfare, journeys, Buddhist and Confucian values, and family and friendship. One special gallery focuses on a grandiose military narrative—that of China\'s annexation of East Turkestan in the 1750s. The installation, a collaboration among three Museum departments, features a suite of European engravings alongside Chinese weaponry and a painting to show how an emperor exploited art for his own aggrandizement.

    Contemporary Chinese artists have continued the narrative tradition with an expanded repertoire of subjects and approaches. The examples on display range from reflections on the creative process to critiques of modern technology and government policies. Together, the approximately 60 pictorial works and 30 decorative art objects, most from The Met collection, present a comprehensive view of the narrative genre, demonstrating its expressive versatility and continuing relevance.

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    Old Chinese Snuff Bottles from Southern Californian Collectors
    Place: LACMA - Los Angeles, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., California, USA
    Date: Oct 29, 2016 to Oct 01, 2017
    Detail: Snuff, a powdered form of tobacco from the Americas, was initially brought to China by European traders in the late 16th century, during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). It was in the 17th century, however, in the early Qing dynasty (1644–1911), that China witnessed a rise of snuff-taking among the upper classes. Inhaling snuff was perceived as more stylish and elegant than smoking tobacco, and this led to the subsequent use and collecting of snuff bottles (biyanhu).

    Drawn from nine private collections in Southern California, the snuff bottles shown in this exhibition represent an extraordinary variety of materials, from porcelain, glass, and cloisonné to rock crystal, limestone with fossils, and bamboo. These miniature works of art reflect a wide range of decorative techniques, including carving, enameling, and painting on the inner surfaces of transparent bottles made of glass and crystal. These bottles reflect themes from history, mythology, poetry and prose, and religion. The exhibition also includes several rare imperial bottles bearing reign marks of the Qianlong (1736–1795) and Jiaqing (1796–1820) emperors.

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    Old The Sculptural Turn: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Kempner and Stein Collection
    Place: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - San Francisco, 200 Larkin St, USA
    Date: Nov 09, 2016 to Jun 04, 2017
    Detail: Contemporary Japanese artists are taking a number of turns—from functional forms, from apprenticeships, from traditional materials, and from exclusively male production—to shape sculptural ceramics.

    The Sculptural Turn showcases the work of fourteen Japanese clay artists, all born after World War II, whose work expands on early twentieth-century experimental forms. Unlike previous generations of Japanese potters who learned exclusively from master craftsmen, these artists studied in universities and in many cases came to ceramics after exploring other fields. They are masters of technique, material, and concept. Their practices are informed by various cosmopolitan sources, even when they are part of a longstanding family lineage or regional tradition. Drawn together by collectors with an eye for abstract, minimalist, and expressionistic contemporary art, this exhibition tells a story of the changing character of clay in Japan.

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    Old Sacred Spaces: Himalayan Wind and the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
    Place: The Rubin Museum of Art - New York, 150 West 17th St., USA
    Date: Nov 11, 2016 to Jun 05, 2017
    Detail: Sacred Spaces invites visitors to reflect on devotional activities in awe-inspiring places. For the second iteration of the exhibition, the Museum commissioned an installation by Soundwalk Collective in collaboration with sound artist Francisco López called Khandroma: Himalayan Wind, which transports visitors to the high Himalayas through sound.

    In the spring and summer of 2016 Soundwalk Collective and Francisco López traveled to Upper Mustang, Nepal, to record the sounds in and surrounding the world’s highest monasteries—the flapping of prayer flags, the chanting of blessings, the echoes of wind from the valley below, and the interplay of sound and silence. These sound environments will be presented as a multi-channel audio installation through state-of-the-art speakers, creating an immersive and meditative experience. Visitors can also interact directly with Khandroma by playing individual tracks from the soundscapes at dedicated listening stations. A video installation filmed by Soundwalk Collective’s founder Stephan Crasneanscki complements the audio experience by showing cyclic, kaleidoscopic imagery of prayer wheels and prayer flags evoking the notion of repetition and permanent change.

    Visitors can also enter the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room, an immersive installation inspired by a traditional shrine that would be used for offering, devotion, prayer, and contemplation. Art and ritual objects are presented as they would be in an elaborate household shrine.

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    Old Mastering Materials: Rare Objects from the IMA’s Asian Collection
    Place: Indianapolis Museum of Art - Indianapolis, 4000 Michigan Road, Indiana, USA
    Date: Nov 20, 2016 to Jul 15, 2018
    Detail: This exhibition features groupings of intricate artworks masterfully created from a wide array of materials including: wood, lacquer, ivory, bone, horn, paper, metal and stone. These materials were used to make objects that served a variety of purposes across multiple cultures. These intriguing treasures and curios herald from the IMA’s permanent collection, and many have not been on display for more than 50 years.

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    Old New Women for a New Age Japanese Beauties, 1890s–1930s
    Place: Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Massachusetts, USA
    Date: Dec 10, 2016 to Aug 20, 2017
    Detail: Examine the changing image of Japanese women though prints, book illustrations, and photographs made in Japan from the 1890s to the 1930s. During this crucial period of rapid modernization, traditional ideas of ideal beauty and behavior intermingled with imported styles and concepts. Arranged in roughly chronological order, the exhibition begins with ukiyo-e woodblock prints of the late Meiji era (1868–1912) and postcards that include both photographs and artists’ depictions. A recent gift of kuchi-e prints—color woodblock frontispieces for books of the early 1900s, usually romantic fiction—makes up the exhibition’s core. Shin hanga prints from the 1910s and ‘30s depict beautiful women in both traditional and modern styles.

    These works can be interpreted in several ways: as glamorized reflections of the lives of Japanese women during a time of rapid social change; as idealized expressions of heterosexual male desire; and as metaphorical images of Japan itself, with the young women standing in for their entire country and its search for national identity.

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    Old Embroidering an Ordered Cosmos: Chinese Daoist Priest Garments of the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911)
    Place: Minneapolis Institute of Art - Minneapolis, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minnesota, USA
    Date: Dec 12, 2016 to Sep 03, 2017
    Detail: Daoist belief emphasizes an ordered cosmos, harmonious existence with nature, and heavenly paradise. Together with Confucianism and Buddhism, it is one of China’s three major belief systems. Daoism emerged after 100 CE and soon acquired the trappings of organized religion: a supreme god, a set of scriptures, temples, priests, and ritual practices.

    Robes worn by Daoist priests represent some of the richest embroidered decoration in Chinese clothing. They take two basic forms: a square, full-length, sleeveless robe with center-front opening (jiangyi), and a full-length, sleeved garment with center-front opening fastened with ties (daopao). Elaborate symbolic schemes are common to both. They feature cosmic diagrams representing paradise; the sun and moon; phoenixes (birds with fiery feathers); abstract forms of China’s five sacred mountains; and circles containing 12 zodiac animals. When priests wore robes like these, they were symbolically united with the cosmos and able to go beyond the earthly and heavenly realms.

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    Old An Artist of Her Time: Y.G. Srimati and the Indian Style
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Gallery 251, Dept. of Asian Art) - New York, Gallery 251, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, USA
    Date: Dec 15, 2016 to Jun 18, 2017
    Detail: This is first retrospective exhibition devoted to the Indian artist Y. G. Srimati (1926–2007). Raised in the heated climate of the independence movement—she performed devotional songs for Mahatma Gandhi—Srimati explored themes from Indian religious epic literature and visions of rural culture, asserting traditional subject matter as part of a conscious expression of nationalist sentiments. This exhibition, drawn from The Met collection and private collections, features 25 watercolor paintings, augmented by musical instruments and archival photographs.

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    Old Masterpieces from the Asia Society Museum Collection
    Place: Asia Society - New York, 725 Park Avenue, USA
    Date: Dec 20, 2016 to Jan 07, 2018
    Detail: This exhibition features a selection of the finest artworks from the renowned Asia Society Museum Collection. Included are Chinese, Korean, and Japanese ceramics, Indian and Cambodian sculpture, and sculptures from South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas that show the varied imagery associated with the transmission of Buddhism across the region.

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    Old Color Across Asia
    Place: Ackland Art Museum - Chapel Hill, 101 S. Columbia Street, North Carolina, USA
    Date: Dec 21, 2016 to May 13, 2018
    Detail: Color Across Asia is part of a groundbreaking re-installation of the Ackland Art Museum’s Asian galleries, presenting the Museum’s acclaimed collection of art from across the continent.

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    Old Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center
    Place: The Noguchi Museum - Long Island City, 32-37 Vernon Boulevard, New York, USA
    Date: Jan 18, 2017 to Jan 07, 2018
    Detail: Despite being exempt from Executive Order 9066, which authorized the internment of Japanese citizens and American citizens of Japanese heritage in the Western states, Isamu Noguchi voluntarily entered a camp in Arizona. This exhibition draws from the Noguchi Museum’s collection to evoke that harrowing period while revealing the impact of experiences at Poston on Noguchi’s art.

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    Old Chinese Ceramics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
    Place: LACMA - Los Angeles, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., California, USA
    Date: Jan 24, 2017 to Jul 22, 2017
    Detail: Chinese Ceramics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, comprising works from LACMA’s permanent collection, presents an introduction to Chinese ceramics from c. 2500 BC (Neolithic period) to the 19th century. The exhibition explores Chinese cosmology, religion, history, and society through a survey of the technical development of Chinese ceramics; symbols and narratives embedded in the decoration of Chinese ceramics; and ceramics exported to Japan, Southeast Asia, the Near East, Europe, and the Americas between the 14th and 19th centuries.

    On view at the Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM), this exhibition is created in partnership with VPAM and East Los Angeles Community College (ELAC). The partnership is an important component of On-Site: Neighborhood Partnerships with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.Through this program, LACMA is creating ways to make its collection and programs accessible to the communities of Los Angeles County in hopes of broadening participation in cultural experiences. By building on existing partnerships, establishing new relationships, and seeking community input, LACMA aims to create educational and shared experiences that resonate with community members.

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    Old Celebrating the Year of the Rooster
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
    Date: Jan 25, 2017 to Jul 04, 2017
    Detail: Each of the 12 animals in the zodiac corresponds to a year in a repeating 12-year cycle that makes up the traditional East Asian lunar calendar. The association of these zodiac animals with the Chinese calendar first appeared in the third century B.C., and became firmly established by the first century. In sequence, the 12 animals are: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. Each animal is believed to embody certain traits that are personified by the character of the people born in that year. This Lunar New Year, beginning on January 29, is the Year of the Rooster. Since the rooster is an early riser, people born in the year of the rooster are thought to be diligent and industrious.

    Archaeological finds date the rooster\'s domestication to prehistoric times. The rooster is also one of the six animals (liuchu) recorded in the Chinese classics; the other five are the horse, ox, sheep, dog, and pig, each of which plays an essential role in the life of humans. According to Chinese legend, there is a heavenly rooster in the land of the immortals that lives in a peach tree on top of Taodu Mountain. It crows when the sun casts its first rays on the tree, thus awakening the whole world. The rooster is also an auspicious figure, because its crowing brings out the sun and dispels the darkness. Consequently, roosters have been a popular motif in Chinese art since ancient times. A few choice examples from The Met collection are featured here.

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    Old Body of Devotion: The Cosmic Buddha in 3D
    Place: Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Jan 30, 2017 to Jul 09, 2017
    Detail: Like all Buddhas (fully enlightened beings), the Cosmic Buddha, a life-size limestone figure of Vairochana, is wrapped in the simple robe of a monk. What makes this sixth-century Chinese object exceptional are the detailed narrative scenes that cover its surface, representing moments in the life of the Historical Buddha as well as the Realms of Existence, a symbolic map of the Buddhist world. With help from the Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office, the Cosmic Buddha also exists as a 3D model, enabling scholars to study the work as never before and providing worldwide access to this masterpiece of Buddhist sculpture. Body of Devotion is an interactive installation that explores not only the work itself, but also the evolving means and methods of studying sculpture, from rubbings and photographs to the technological possibilities of today.

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    Old Mizusashi: Japanese Water Jars from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection
    Place: Honolulu Museum of Art - Honolulu, 900 S Beretania St, USA
    Date: Feb 02, 2017 to Jun 11, 2017
    Detail: The sixteen mizusashi in this exhibition are on loan from Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz, who have one of the finest, most extensive collections of contemporary Japanese ceramics in the U.S. The water jars on view demonstrate the wide range of aesthetic interpretations that 20th-century and contemporary Japanese artists have made, melding tradition and innovation.

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    Old Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China’s Han Dynasty
    Place: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - San Francisco, 200 Larkin St, USA
    Date: Feb 17, 2017 to May 28, 2017
    Detail: One of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world, China’s Han dynasty achieved profound cultural and artistic influence, technological advancements and military might. Two thousand years later, discoveries of royal tombs allow us to glimpse these extraordinary accomplishments firsthand.

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    Old Unexpected Light: Works by Young Il Ahn
    Place: LACMA - Los Angeles, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., California, USA
    Date: Feb 25, 2017 to Oct 01, 2017
    Detail: Korean-American artist Young Il Ahn was born in 1934 in Gaeseong, historically known as the capital of the Goryeo dynasty (912–1392) and geographically located in North Korea today. While acknowledged as a child prodigy, Ahn carried out his most prolific work in Los Angeles since his arrival in the U.S. in 1966. Since then, Ahn’s works have consistently focused on his interest in the local surroundings rather than the country he left. This exhibition showcases many works from his best-known series, Water, which was inspired by a near-death incident on the Pacific Ocean in 1983, as well as his most recent works. The Water series marks a notable shift in Ahn’s style from semi abstraction to complete abstraction, which has continued to define his style to this day.

    This exhibition marks the first-ever introduction of a Korean-American artist at LACMA, highlighting the ever expanding diversity and realities within the ethnic Korean population in Los Angeles.

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    Old A Journey into the Great Unknown
    Place: Asian Art Museum - San Francisco, 200 Larkin St, California, USA
    Date: Feb 28, 2017 to Oct 29, 2017

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    Old Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Early Trade in Asia
    Place: Asia Society - New York, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, USA
    Date: Mar 07, 2017 to Jun 04, 2017
    Detail: This exhibition brings the precious contents of a shipwreck discovered off Belitung Island in the Java Sea to American audiences for the first time. The remarkable cargo of spice-filled jars and all together more than 60,000 ceramics produced in China during the Tang dynasty (618–907), plus luxury items of gold and silver, was bound for Iran and Iraq. Selected objects illustrate the story of the active exchange of goods, ideas, and culture in Asia more than one thousand years ago. The exhibition will bring to light how this discovery—one of the most important archaeological revelations of the twentieth century—has changed the way we understand ninth-century Asia.

    Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Trade in Early Asia is jointly organized with the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore. Objects are from the Khoo Teck Puat Gallery, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore. The Tang Shipwreck Collection was made possible by the generous donation of the Estate of Khoo Teck Puat in honor of the Late Khoo Teck Puat.

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    Old Art of the Tang Dynasty (618–906): Selections from the Asia Society Museum Collection
    Place: Asia Society - New York, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, USA
    Date: Mar 07, 2017 to Jun 04, 2017
    Detail: This presentation of exquisite gold and silver objects, sancai ceramics, and stoneware from the Asia Society Museum Collection showcases the artistry of Tang Dynasty China.

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    Old Musical Arts of Asia
    Place: Newark Museum - Newark, 49 Washington Street, New Jersey, USA
    Date: Mar 08, 2017 to Feb 26, 2018
    Detail: Featuring more than 25 works from the Museum’s collection, this installation celebrates music through the arts of East and South Asia. Introducing string, percussion and wind instruments not found in Western traditions—both the actual musical instruments and images of their sounding will be featured. Prints, paintings, ivories and lacquer works from China, India, Japan, Korea, Nepal and Tibet reveal disparate dynamic melodic traditions. These visuals will be enhanced by audio and video multimedia—a feast for the eyes and ears.

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    Old Masterworks of Himalayan Art
    Place: The Rubin Museum of Art - New York, 150 West 17th St., USA
    Date: Mar 08, 2017 to Mar 26, 2018
    Detail: Masterworks, a regularly changing exhibition at the Rubin, explores major strands in the development of Himalayan art, covering a period of over one thousand years, and presents regional artistic traditions in their broad cultural, geographic, historical, and stylistic contexts. The 2017 iteration of this exhibition draws primarily from the Rubin collection and is augmented by a few select long-term loans.

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    Old A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints
    Place: Japan Society Gallery - New York, 333 E. 47th St., New York, USA
    Date: Mar 10, 2017 to Jun 11, 2017
    Detail: This is the first exhibition in North America devoted to the portrayal of wakashu, or beautiful youths—a “third gender” occupying a distinct position in the social and sexual hierarchy of Japan during the Edo period (1603–1868). Featuring over 65 woodblock prints, as well as paintings, luxury objects and personal ornaments, A Third Gender illuminates the richness of lived experience in Edo society, where complex rules governed gender constructs. This groundbreaking exhibition offers a critical artistic and historical context for gender performance and sexual expression, topics that are particularly resonant within society today.

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    Old Saints and Kings: Arts, Culture, and Legacy of the Sikhs
    Place: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - San Francisco, 200 Larkin St, USA
    Date: Mar 10, 2017 to Jun 18, 2017
    Detail: With nearly 27 million adherents worldwide, Sikhism is among the world’s largest religions, and also one of the youngest. A diverse selection of 30 paintings, prints, photographs and textiles celebrates the artistic and cultural legacy of the Sikhs and the community’s longstanding connection to California. Delve into the life and teachings of Sikhism’s founder Guru Nanak (1469–1539), a charismatic, influential teacher who defined the religion’s fundamental philosophies, which emphasize belief in one god, equality, social justice and community service.

    This exhibition explores the artistic and cultural creativity that flourished under the patronage of India’s Sikh kingdoms, established in the 1800s by the dynamic warrior Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780–1839), which was continued by later Sikh rulers. Portraits and treasured objects belonging to the Maharaja himself are included in the exhibition. In particular, the portraits reflect expressions of personal and cultural identity, as well as the artistic styles of the times and places in which they were made.

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    Old Phulkari: The Embroidered Textiles of Punjab from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection
    Place: Philadelphia Museum of Art - Philadelphia, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Pennsylvania, USA
    Date: Mar 12, 2017 to Jul 09, 2017
    Detail: This exhibition features exquisite embroidered textiles of western Indian and Pakistan made primarily in the 19th and first half of the 20th century before the Partition of India and Pakistan following independence from Britain in 1947. Ornate and labor-intensive, phulkari (“flower-work”) embroidery were made by women for weddings and other special events. Drawing from research to explicate the history, technique, designs, and cultural uses of phulkaris, this exhibition celebrates the extraordinary gift by Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz of nineteen phulkaris to the Museum.

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    Old Shahzia Sikander: Parallax
    Place: Honolulu Museum of Art - Honolulu, 900 S Beretania St, Hawaii, USA
    Date: Mar 16, 2017 to Jul 30, 2017
    Detail: The Honolulu Museum of Art presents internationally recognized artist Shahzia Sikander’s immersive 15-minute, 45-foot-wide video animation melding her signature contemporary take on Indo-Persian miniature painting with 21st-century digital technology that she created for the Sharjah Biennial in 2013.

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    Old A World of Radiant Awakening: Buddhism and the Painting of China
    Place: Minneapolis Institute of Art - Minneapolis, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minnesota, USA
    Date: Mar 18, 2017 to Nov 05, 2017
    Detail: Buddhism has been a dominant religious and intellectual force in China since it arrived from India around 100 C.E. Both literati and professional artists created Chinese Buddhist paintings.

    Literati painters, scholars for whom painting was a form of intellectual and moral cultivation, created meditative scenes by incorporating Buddhist ideas into landscape painting. For painters who followed Chan (Zen) Buddhism, the expressive handling of ink evoked the sudden awareness that comes in moments of insight.

    Professional artists generally focused on figurative paintings, including depictions of buddhas, bodhisattvas (nearly enlightened beings that stay on earth to help people), arhats (the original followers of the Buddha), and eminent monks. During the Qing dynasty (1644­–1911), the imperial patronage of esoteric Buddhism—the primary school of Tibetan Buddhism—resulted in a vast number of religious works in the Tibetan style. These paintings combine Tibetan attention to iconographic detail with Chinese-inspired decorative elements.

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    Old Landscape Relativities: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney
    Place: Crow Collection of Asian Art - Dallas, 2010 Flora St., Texas, USA
    Date: Mar 20, 2017 to Jun 25, 2017
    Detail: The collaborative works of painter Arnold Chang (Zhang Hong; b. 1954) and photographer Michael Cherney (Qiu Mai; b. 1969) stretch and play with the relationship between the two media of painting and photography and the history and principles of Chinese ink painting. As a New Yorker living in China (Cherney) and as a Chinese-American living in the U.S. (Chang), both are engaged in a lively dialogue while practicing within Chinese and Western artistic modes, challenging categorizations of Chinese and American art and identity in today\'s increasingly globalized world.

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    Old Visualizing Afterlife, Paradise and Earthly Spheres in Chinese Art
    Place: Crow Collection of Asian Art - Dallas, 2010 Flora St., Texas, USA
    Date: Mar 20, 2017 to Sep 01, 2017
    Detail: This exhibition showcases three themes found among works of art in the museum\'s permanent collection: archaeological finds mainly from ancient tombs, Buddhist sculptures from temples, and works of art reflecting the aesthetic tastes of scholars and the imperial courts of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.

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    Old Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats
    Place: The Museum of Fine Arts, Audrey Jones Beck Building - Houston, 5601 Main Street, Texas, USA
    Date: Mar 21, 2017 to Jun 04, 2017
    Detail: Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats showcases nearly 50 ikat robes and panels from the renowned Murad Megalli Collection of the Textile Museum in Washington D.C.

    These bold garments were mainstays of cosmopolitan oasis culture in the 19th century, worn by inhabitants of different classes and religions throughout crowded marketplaces, private homes, centers of worship, and ceremonial places. The ikat textiles on display—including robes for men and women, dresses, trousers, and hangings—feature eye-catching designs in dazzling colors.

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    Old Show Me the Mini
    Place: Harn Museum of Art - Gainesville, 3259 Hull Road, Florida, USA
    Date: Mar 21, 2017 to Nov 25, 2017
    Detail: This exhibition, which is drawn from the Harn’s permanent collection of Asian art, highlights an overlooked theme in Asian art and presents a unique opportunity to remind viewers that art comes in all shapes and sizes. It also illuminates the investigation by our collective via constant inquiries into size, scale, modeling, technique, means/opportunities, and intellectual and theoretic growth.

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    Old Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait
    Place: The Museum of Fine Arts, Caroline Wiess Law Building - Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, Texas, USA
    Date: Mar 21, 2017 to Jan 28, 2018
    Detail: The Museum’s landmark partnership with the Kuwait-based al-Sabah Collection and the cultural institution Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah continues with an expanded installation of Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait.

    The renowned al-Sabah Collection is one of the greatest privately held collections of Islamic art in the world. The collaboration with the Museum, established in 2012, led to the 2013 Houston debut of 67 objects ranging from carpets and architectural fragments to exquisite ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, scientific instruments, and manuscripts.

    This expanded installation more than triples the display, increasing the art on view to some 250 works that, together, present an impressive and comprehensive spectrum of Islamic art. Objects from the 8th to 18th century—made in North Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, India, the Iberian Peninsula, and Central Asia—demonstrate the development of techniques, craftsmanship, and aesthetics in Islamic visual culture.

    Among the highlights are a 16th-century Ottoman Turkish prayer carpet; a glass mosque lamp from 14th-century Cairo; an extraordinary earthenware bowl from 9th-century Iraq that transcends its humble function; early gold jewelry from Afghanistan and Syria; and opulent Mughal jewelry crafted in the refined kundan technique, including a brilliant bird pendant fabricated in late 16th-century India from gold, rubies, emeralds, diamonds, and rock crystals.

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    Old Sculpting Nature: Jade from the Collection
    Place: Crow Collection of Asian Art - Dallas, 2010 Flora St., Texas, USA
    Date: Mar 21, 2017 to Mar 10, 2018
    Detail: The permanent collection of the Crow Collection of Asian Art is comprised of a large number of various types of jade objects from the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). This outstanding collection of later-period jades is among the finest of its kind in the United States. Shining a spotlight on this strength of the museum\'s collection, the exhibition presents a stunning selection of jade objects that reflect multiple aspects of Chinese culture – from archaic ritual, through the world of the scholars, to the refinements of courtly life. Jade, a precious material found in nature, is fashioned into a diverse variety of objects that reflect Chinese culture, beliefs, and aesthetic tastes.

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    Old Design by the Book: Chinese Ritual Objects and the Sanli tu
    Place: Bard Graduate Center - New York, 18 West 86 Street, New York, USA
    Date: Mar 24, 2017 to Jul 30, 2017
    Detail: This exhibition explores the medieval Chinese book Sanli tu (Illustrations to the Ritual Classics) and its impact on Chinese material culture.

    Completed in 961 by Nie Chongyi (fl. 948–964), the Sanli tu is the oldest extant illustrated study of classical Chinese artifacts from musical instruments, maps, and court insignia to sacrificial jades, ceremonial dress, and mourning and funerary paraphernalia.

    Design by the Book brings to light the significance of this long overlooked book, which served as a guide both to the material culture of the Classics and to the design of Confucian ritual paraphernalia in postclassical, imperial China. It also address themes that go beyond the book itself, including Confucian ritual as a means to legitimate the monarchy, the birth of antiquarian scholarship in the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries, Emperor Huizong’s ritual reforms, and the role of the art market in driving the reproduction of artifacts illustrated in the book.

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    Old Zhang Peili: Record. Repeat.
    Place: Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Illinois, USA
    Date: Mar 30, 2017 to Jul 09, 2017

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    Old Storytelling in Bali: Paintings from the Bateson-Mead Collection
    Place: LACMA - Los Angeles, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., California, USA
    Date: Apr 01, 2017 to Jul 02, 2017
    Detail: The 13 paintings on display come from a collection of over 800 paintings that once belonged to cultural anthropologists Gregory Bateson (1904–1980) and Margaret Mead (1901–1978), who lived in Bali between the years 1936 and 1939. The paintings were collected while the couple conducted their renowned psychological study, Balinese Character. For Bateson and Mead, the paintings served as a window into the Balinese psyche. Produced by a group of artists working in the village of Batuan who had been developing a new genre of black-and-white paintings on paper in the decade prior to Bateson and Mead’s arrival in Bali, the works are inspired by various forms of Balinese storytelling including dance, drama, and the form of shadow puppetry known as wayang kulit, traditions that continue to be a source of entertainment today. Many of the stories are drawn from epic narratives of Hindu and Buddhist mythology that were transmitted from India in the early Common Era, and subsequently translated into local legends. Several expatriate Western artists were instrumental in the development of this unique painting style, including the Russian painter Walter Spies, the Dutch artist Rudolf Bonnet, and the Mexican painter Miguel Covarrubias.

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    Old The Terra Cotta Warriors
    Place: Bowers Museum - Santa Ana, 2002 North Main Street, California, USA
    Date: Apr 03, 2017 to Jun 02, 2017
    Detail: The Bowers Museum is thrilled to announce that it will be presenting an exhibition highlighting China’s terra cotta soldiers for a third time in the museum’s history. This exhibition is currently being organized in conjunction with various museum in Xian, Shaanxi Province, China.

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    Old Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.–A.D. 220)
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
    Date: Apr 03, 2017 to Jul 16, 2017
    Detail: Featuring more than 160 objects of ancient Chinese art, this major international loan exhibition will explore the unprecedented role of art in creating a new and lasting Chinese cultural identity. Synthesizing new archaeological discoveries with in-depth research performed over the last 50 years, Age of Empires will introduce a transformational era of Chinese civilization to a global audience.

    The works in the exhibition—extremely rare ceramics, metalwork, textiles, sculpture, painting, calligraphy, and architectural models—are drawn exclusively from 32 museums and archaeological institutions in the People\'s Republic of China, and a majority of the works have never before been seen in the West. Highlights include renowned terracotta army warriors and a striking statue of a seminude performer whose anatomical accuracy, unheard of in Chinese art, brings to mind Greco-Roman sculpture first introduced to Asia by Alexander the Great.

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    Old Modern Japan Prints from the Taisho Era (1912–1926) and Beyond
    Place: The San Diego Museum of Art - Balboa Park, San Diego, 1450 El Prado, California, USA
    Date: Apr 07, 2017 to Aug 13, 2017
    Detail: Combining modernity, scenic tranquility, and Japanese romantic fantasy, Modern Japan: Prints from the Taisho Era (1912–1926) and Beyond showcases several important and well-known Japanese artists and their works from the Museum\'s collection of East Asian Art, many for the first time. This exhibition focuses on two major movements, Shin Hanga (New Prints) and Sosaku Hanga (Creative Prints), which arose in the 1910s in Japan, after the end of the Ukiyo-e prints from the Edo Era (1615–1868). The notion of Sosaku Hanga continues to the modern day, so some of these contemporary printmakers, practicing Western printing techniques, are also included in the exhibition.

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    Old The Darkened Mirror: Global Perspectives on Water
    Place: The San Jose Museum of Art - San Jose, 110 South Market Street, California, USA
    Date: Apr 07, 2017 to Aug 27, 2017
    Detail: Our simultaneously abusive and dependent relationship with water has made it an international battleground not only of environmental issues, but also of humanitarian concerns. The Darkened Mirror complements the pristine waterscapes on view in the exhibition Fragile Waters by presenting recent work by international artists who address our conflicted relationship with water today. From their twenty-first-century points of view, they reveal an essential resource that is no longer merely threatened, but actively besieged: it is a troubling reflection of the contemporary moment. In their videos and installation work, these artists address such themes as water access and ownership in Cambodia; agricultural irrigation in the American Southwest; the ethical implications of desert settlements; river pollution in India; and the physical and political impact of climate change locally and globally. They draw urgent political and ecological debates into dialogue with aesthetics and participation. In doing so, they open a space for contemplation and action.

    Vibha Galhotra evoked a classic Hindu myth of rejuvenation in her poetic video Manthan (2015). Her subject is India’s Yamuna River, which rapid urbanization and unregulated sewage dumping have quickly made into one of the world’s most noxious rivers. In Cropped (2012), Dutch artist Gerco de Ruijter highlighted the surprising aesthetic impact of the central pivot irrigation system (a common agricultural practice that marks the land in circular patterns). He animated still images into a sequence that has a hypnotic and swelling urgency. The exhibition also includes work by Cambodian artist Khvay Samnang, Danish artist Jesper Just, and Bay Area artist Amy Balkin. In A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting (2012–ongoing), Balkin makes this global threat personal: she invites museum visitors to contribute to her ongoing collection of physical objects from places directly threatened by climate change.

    Sponsored by the Myra Reinhard Family Foundation.

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    Old Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered
    Place: Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Apr 08, 2017 to Jul 09, 2017
    Detail: In 2014, the Okada Museum of Art in Hakone, Japan, made an announcement that startled the art world. The new arts center revealed it had discovered a long-lost painting by Kitagawa Utamaro (1753–1806), a legendary but mysterious Japanese artist.

    Titled Snow at Fukagawa, the immense work is one of three paintings by Utamaro that idealize famous pleasure districts in Edo (now Tokyo). This trio reached the Paris art market in the late 1880s and was quickly dispersed. Museum founder Charles Lang Freer acquired Moon at Shinagawa in 1903. Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara passed through several hands in France until the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, purchased it in the late 1950s. And Snow at Fukagawa had been missing for nearly seventy years before it resurfaced in Hakone.

    For the first time in nearly 140 years, these paintings reunite in Inventing Utamaro at the Freer|Sackler, the only location to show all three original pieces. Contextualizing them within collecting and connoisseurship at the turn of the twentieth century, the exhibition explores the many questions surrounding the paintings and Utamaro himself.

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    Old Company School Painting in India (ca. 1770–1850)
    Place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, USA
    Date: Apr 10, 2017 to Oct 01, 2017
    Detail:

    As the British East India Company expanded its purview in India beyond trade to include diplomacy and administration, greater numbers of officers, and eventually their families, were stationed in the region. Many became active patrons of the arts, giving rise to the so-called Company School of painting—or simply Company painting—of the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Responding to their patrons\' European tastes, scientific interests, and sense of discovery, Indian artists—some previously trained in late-Mughal techniques of painting—evolved their styles to create large-scale images of India\'s flora, fauna, people, and landscape. While formal natural studies comprise a major genre of Company painting, other idioms, such as the picturesque—which offered romanticized views of landscape and architecture—also flourished.

    This exhibition brings together works from The Met collection that have never before been shown together and features the debut of two recent acquisitions.

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    Old Illustrating the Modern Novel: The Art of Mizuno Toshikata
    Place: Honolulu Museum of Art - Honolulu, 900 S. Beretania, Hawaii, USA
    Date: Apr 13, 2017 to Jun 18, 2017
    Detail: Mizuno Toshikata (1886–1908), a student of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839–1892), became one of the most prolific artists in the genre of kuchi-e, the multicolor, woodblock-printed frontispieces for popular fiction that were produced from the 1890s through the 1910s.

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    Old The Glazed Elephant: Ceramic Traditions in Cambodia
    Place: Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Apr 15, 2017 to Jul 09, 2017
    Detail: Water-pouring elephants; lime pots shaped like birds, rabbits, and lions; bottles with human faces and hands folded in reverence: these vessels feature in the ceramic traditions of the Angkor kingdom (802–1431). The Glazed Elephant explores these unconventional forms, their supposed functions, and the people who made and used them during this famous period in Cambodia’s history.

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    Old KANBAN: Traditional shop signs of Japan
    Place: Mingei International Museum - San Diego, Balboa Park, 1439 El Prado, California, USA
    Date: Apr 15, 2017 to Oct 08, 2017
    Detail: Kanban, a fusion of art and commerce, refers to the traditional signs Japanese merchants displayed street side to advertise their presence, denote the products and services to be found inside, and to give individual identity and expression to the shop itself. Created from wood, bamboo, iron, paper, fabric, lacquer, and even stone, kanban form a rich, visual vocabulary of traditional advertising. Elongated panels of lacquered wood ornamented with elegantly inscribed calligraphy; whimsically carved three dimensional scenes of carp climbing waterfalls or munificent deities presiding over hoards of bounty; oversized, functional Buddhist prayer beads; stencil dyed segments of colored cloth fluttering in front of an open doorway, geta clogs; sword scabbards; iron furniture fittings; combs; parasols; writing brushes; images of seductive courtesans with painted faces and coiffed hair; and giant silk thread skeins are all signs and images that would have been a familiar sight on traditional Japanese commercial streets. This exhibition provides a rare opportunity to enter this world and to figuratively walk and shop the streets of traditional Japan.

    KANBAN is accompanied by a beautiful and comprehensive 176-page hardbound publication by Guest Curator Alan Scott Pate, with 155 illustrations and over 50 kanban represented. The exhibition and catalogue offer new insights into Japan’s commercial and artistic roots, the evolution of trade, the links between commerce and entertainment, and the emergence of mass consumer culture.

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    Old Common Pleasures: Art of Urban Life in Edo Japan
    Place: Seattle Art Museum - Seattle, 1300 First Avenue, Washington, USA
    Date: Apr 15, 2017 to Oct 22, 2017
    Detail: Japan saw an urban culture bloom during the Edo period (1603–1868). Residents in growing city centers, especially in Edo (present-day Tokyo), Kyoto, and Osaka, participated in many pastimes: theater, pleasure quarters, and festivals were among the most popular ones. Townspeople—made up of artisans and merchants, the two lower classes in the social hierarchy of the Edo period—became the catalyst of a vibrant artistic landscape.

    These paintings depict popular indulgences such as letting loose in the company of courtesans and seasonal events such as picnicking under cherry blossoms in the spring and dancing at festivals. The primary philosophical view of the time—“live for the moment”—fostered an aesthetic that is manifested in much of the art that engaged subjects dear to the townspeople’s sensibilities. Drawn from Seattle Art Museum as well as a private collection, the works on view showcase a diversity of leisure activities and common pleasures of ordinary people.

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    Old Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full Frame
    Place: The Rubin Museum of Art - New York, 150 West 17th St., USA
    Date: Apr 21, 2017 to Jul 31, 2017
    Detail: Displacement, political transformation, new nationalisms, the tension between urban and rural—India of the mid-twentieth century does not sound so distant from the world today. It was a time and place of change, captured expertly and in great depth by the pioneering photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004).

    In 1947 Cartier-Bresson co-founded the internationally renowned cooperative photographic agency Magnum Photos. Later that same year he undertook his first trip to India as part of a three-year stay in Asia. At the time, India was undergoing a massive political transition, having gained independence from British colonial rule and been partitioned from Pakistan. In January 1948 Cartier-Bresson traveled to Delhi to meet with one of the key players in that transition, India’s great leader Mahatma Gandhi. It would be one of Gandhi’s final meetings before the leader’s assassination at the hands of a Hindu nationalist on January 30.

    The resulting photos of Gandhi’s last day of life and the events surrounding his funeral, which helped catapult Cartier-Bresson to international fame, are part of a selection of 69 photographs from the photographer’s travels to India shared in the exhibition. They reflect his abiding interest in the people and sites of India, including some examples of his “street photography” style that has influenced generations of photographers. Together they illustrate a master photographer’s perspective on transformative moments in Indian history.

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    Old Batik Textiles of Java
    Place: Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Illinois, USA
    Date: Apr 21, 2017 to Sep 21, 2017

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    Old Highlights from the Asian Collection
    Place: Harn Museum of Art - Gainesville, 3259 Hull Road, Florida, USA
    Date: May 01, 2017 to Jul 01, 2017
    Detail: The Cofrin Asian Art Wing contains four main galleries and two focus galleries with more than 700 works showcasing the Harn Museum’s collections in Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and South and Southeast Asian art. The inaugural installation of the David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing is made possible through the generosity of the AEC Trust with additional support from the Londono Family Endowment.

    Installations include:
    Ceramics: Avenues of Exchange
    Wit and Wonder of Kogo Incense Boxes: The Sandra G. Saltzman Collection
    Sculptures: Religion in the Round
    Jades: Imperial Material
    Korean Art: Collecting Treasures

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    Old Japanese Painting: A Walk in the Countryside
    Place: LACMA - Los Angeles, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., California, USA
    Date: May 13, 2017 to Sep 10, 2017
    Detail: Whereas European art often depicts nature as something to be feared—a place of wolves and specters—nature in Japanese art is respected, even revered, as an ideal retreat for those needing meditation or tranquility. Beginning in the Heian period (794–1185), nature developed into one of the most common themes in Japanese painting. Japanese Paintings: A Walk in Nature features 24 paintings on scrolls and screens spanning four centuries (16th to 20th), which depict nature painted from observation or from memory in adherence to established models. The exhibition, which includes deities finding space for meditation and joy within nature, flora and fauna, and human appreciation of nature within the setting of a garden, highlights works by representational artists from the Maruyama, Rimpa, and Literati schools, as well as pieces heavily influenced by Chinese masterpieces.

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    Old Depth and Detail: Carved Bamboo from China, Japan, and Korea
    Place: Denver Art Museum - Denver, 100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy, Colorado, USA
    Date: May 16, 2017 to Jul 02, 2017
    Detail: Depth and Detail: Carved Bamboo from China, Japan, and Korea showcases a variety of carved, cut, incised, and etched bamboo objects. The exhibition demonstrates how artists used bamboo, carving deeply through it to achieve different colors and textures. The intricate decoration of the items on view includes religious imagery as well as people, animals, birds, insects, plants, and landscapes that tell stories or have symbolic meaning.

    See how artists used this strong and versatile material, inspired by poetry and literature, to construct containers, fans, hangings, writing implements, and other items.

    Depth and Detail is located in the Walter + Mona Lutz Gallery on Level 5 of the North Building, a space designated for bamboo works from China, Japan, and Korea.

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    Old From the Fire: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection
    Place: Denver Art Museum - Denver, 100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy, Colorado, USA
    Date: May 16, 2017 to Oct 01, 2017
    Detail: This exhibition features 65 examples of contemporary Japanese ceramic arts, created by 35 Japanese artists, from the celebrated collection of Robert and Lisa Kessler. The works include pieces made by master ceramists who were designated as Living National Treasures in Japan, as well as by emerging artists. The diversity of these objects reflects both the continuation of tradition and new creativity in contemporary Japanese ceramic arts.

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    Old The Formation of the Japanese Print Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago
    Place: Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., Illinois, USA
    Date: May 17, 2017 to Jul 23, 2017
    Detail: This exhibition comprises Japanese prints originally purchased from Frank Lloyd Wright, photos of the 1908 exhibition, as well as presentation drawings by Wright and his studio. Many of the drawings are by talented draftswoman Marion Mahoney Griffin and show the incorporation of elements found in Wright’s Japanese prints. In this collaborative exhibition, works drawn from the Department of Asian Art, Ryerson and Burnham Library, and the Department of Architecture and Design will be on view.

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    Old Noorjehan Bilgrami: Under the Molsri Tree
    Place: Honolulu Museum of Art - Honolulu, 900 S. Beretania, Hawaii, USA
    Date: May 18, 2017 to Sep 03, 2017

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    Old Global Warming: Quilts, Coverlets and Blankets
    Place: Honolulu Museum of Art - Honolulu, 900 S Beretania St, Hawaii, USA
    Date: May 18, 2017 to Sep 17, 2017
    Detail: This exhibition highlights textile works from around world that go beyond the basics of providing protection, warmth, security, and comfort. Made from wool, silk, and cotton, they were worn as emblems of status, displayed as ceremonial banners, presented as tribute cloth or used in trade. Whether the artists are identified or remain anonymous, their legacy unfolds with each piece, an intricately handmade record of history.

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    Old Reeds and Geese: Japanese Art from the Collection of George Gund III
    Place: The Cleveland Museum of Art - Cleveland, 11150 East Boulevard, Ohio, USA
    Date: 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.


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    Old Buddhist Realms
    Place: BAMPFA - Berkeley, 2155 Center Street , California, USA
    Date: May 24, 2017 to Oct 08, 2017
    Detail: Tibetan Buddhist paintings and sculptures vividly evoke the realms of the celestial and the supernatural.

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    Old Dreams Of The Kings: A Jade Suit For Eternity: Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou
    Place: China Institute - New York, 100 Washington Street, USA
    Date: May 25, 2017 to Nov 12, 2017
    Detail: In 201 BCE, the first emperor of the Han Dynasty knighted his younger brother as the first king of the Chu Kingdom, which was centered in Peng Cheng, today’s Xuzhou, in northern Jiangsu Province. Ruling under the emperor’s protection, and given special exemption from imperial taxes, elites in this Kingdom enjoyed a lavish lifestyle. Twelve generations of kings lived, died, and were buried in sumptuous tombs carved into the nearby rocky hills. Since the mid 20th Century, nearly hundred tombs were excavated, revealing contents that testify to the Chu kings’ affluence, as well as their beliefs in immortality and the afterlife. One of the most stunning finds was an elaborate jade sarcophagi burial suit, assembled from thousands of pieces of jade, the precious stone adored by Chinese people since the Neolithic period as an auspicious material that could ensure immortality. This exhibition will feature the jade suit, and other tomb contents that highlight how these powerful and wealthy kings prepared for death and envisioned their afterlife to come.

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    Old Court and Capital
    Place: Ackland Art Museum - Chapel Hill, 101 S. Columbia Street, North Carolina, USA
    Date: May 31, 2017 to Dec 10, 2017
    Detail: The courts and cities of Asia were―and still are―some of the largest and most important on earth. This exhibition presents the grand customs and fashions of Asian capitals, and looks at their transition from feudal seats to modern megacities.

    Court and Capital is part of a groundbreaking re-installation of the Ackland Art Museum’s Asian galleries, presenting the Museum’s acclaimed collection of art from across the continent.

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    Old Mika Tajima / MATRIX 177: After Life
    Place: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art - Hartford, 600 Main St., Connecticut, USA
    Date: Jun 01, 2017 to Sep 03, 2017
    Detail: For MATRIX 177, New York artist Mika Tajima presents an illuminated space that responds to the sentiment of future human expressions modeled by computer algorithms. The installation employs natural language processing and sentiment analysis to consider a future modeled after life itself. The rise of such predictive technology in military and e-commerce applications underlines how speculations of the future radically shape our perceptions, desires and decisions in the present. After Life is a contemplation of an escape from a life thoroughly scraped and decoded.

    At the center of the exhibition is a hanging light installation controlled by a computer linguistics program. The color and intensity of the lights shift in real time to algorithmic predictions of future human sentiment. The changing light conditions in the exhibition create a shifting viewing experience of both painting and sculptural elements. Situated like a lone island in the exhibition is a bench-seating form similar to the designs now ubiquitous in airports, cafes, and bank lounges. In the shadows, transparent paintings on the wall reflect the light and objects in the exhibition while concealing themselves from full visibility.

    The elements in the exhibition track the production of an embodied subject as both a target of ortho-architectonic control and the soft governmentality of computational life.

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    Old Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes from the Minneapolis Institute of Art
    Place: The Ringling - Sarasota, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Florida, USA
    Date: Jun 09, 2017 to Sep 10, 2017
    Detail: Demonstrating The Ringling’s continuing commitment to the study of Asian art, Eternal Offerings showcases nearly 100 Chinese bronze objects from the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Its collection of this material is generally considered to be one of the most important in the United States, and The Ringling is the exclusive venue for this fascinating exhibition.

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    Old Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection
    Place: The Met Fifth Avenue - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, USA
    Date: 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.

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    Old The World Is Sound
    Place: The Rubin Museum of Art - New York, 150 West 17th St., USA
    Date: Jun 16, 2017 to Aug 16, 2017
    Detail: Interweaving contemporary sonic experiences with historical art from the collection, this exhibition employs sound art to deepen our understanding of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practice. Through the introduction of sound, this exhibition will expand awareness beyond conventional object-focused narratives to a wide variety of embodied encounters. Designed within an overarching framework of Himalayan history and art, installations will not only be audible, but also will engage visitors with objects in the collection in philosophical, bodily, and social realms of knowledge and experience.

    Curated by Risha Lee

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    Old China’s 8 Brokens Puzzles of the Treasured Past
    Place: Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Massachusetts, USA
    Date: Jun 16, 2017 to Oct 29, 2017
    Detail: The first-ever exhibition dedicated to bapo (or “eight brokens”) painting, a revolutionary artistic genre that emerged in China during the mid-19th century. Eight is a lucky number in Chinese culture, and bapo refers to the damaged cultural ephemera hyper-realistically depicted in the paintings—worm-eaten calligraphies, partial book pages, burned paintings, remnants of rubbings and torn-open letters. They are usually arranged in a haphazard, collage-like composition, created with Chinese ink and colors on paper or silk. When bapo emerged, this unexpected imagery was radically distinct from classical Chinese landscape and figure painting, and became popular among an aspiring, urban middle class delighted by its visual trickery and sophistication. After 1949, the art form was largely forgotten, but has recently been rediscovered by contemporary artists and collectors. The rediscovery of bapo has prompted curators to now decipher the puzzle of the meaning of the images. This exhibition presents some of the finest examples of bapo paintings dating back to the 19th century, as well as a contemporary work by artist Geng Xuezhi, and includes new acquisitions and loans from museums and private collections located in the United States and Asia. They are interspersed with three-dimensional decorative and functional objects that display bapo imagery.

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    Old A Jain Shrine from India
    Place: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - Kansas City, 4525 Oak Street, Missouri, USA
    Date: Jun 20, 2017 to Jul 23, 2017
    Detail: Acquired in 1932, this ornately carved and painted shrine spent the next 70 years in storage at the Nelson-Atkins. Before it could go on exhibition, conservators spent over a year cleaning, conserving and studying the shrine. The results of their work are presented in “Revealing a Hidden Treasure: A Jain Shrine from India.”


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    Old Explorations of Late 19th-Century Japanese Photography
    Place: Honolulu Museum of Art - Honolulu, 900 S Beretania St, Hawaii, USA
    Date: Jun 22, 2017 to Aug 20, 2017
    Detail: The introduction of photography was a pivotal moment in the modernization of Japanese art at the end of the 19th century. The size and appearance of photographs resembled traditional Japanese woodblock prints in many ways, but otherwise, these two media were fundamentally different.

    “The Japanese prints and paintings known as ukiyo-e…richly exploited the potential of color, shape and line. But deep dimensional space and the gradation of light and shadow, in short, the ‘truth’ captured in a photograph, produced a compelling kind of image,” wrote Robert Stearns in Photography and beyond in Japan: Space, Time and Memory(1995).

    In an attempt to replicate the vibrancy of polychromatic woodblock prints (nishiki-e), some of the early pioneers of Japanese photography, including Felice Beato (1832–1909) and Charles Wirgman (1832–1891), both foreigners living in Yokohama, popularized the production of albumen prints. 

    This rotation features newly accessioned works from the collection of James H. Soong.

    Made possible by the Robert F. Lange Foundation.

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    Old Flower Power
    Place: Asian Art Museum - San Francisco, 200 Larkin St, California, USA
    Date: Jun 23, 2017 to Oct 01, 2017
    Detail: From the refined to the revolutionary, find meaning in every bloom.

    During the Summer of Love, flowers became powerful symbols of peace, a concept plucked from Buddhist art. More than merely decorative, floral imagery has helped convey ideas from the refined to the revolutionary for thousands of years.

    In Asian art, flowers speak a language all their own. Where a lotus blooms, a rosebud is clasped, or cherry blossoms flutter to the ground, a story is told — if you know how to read it.

    This summer, uncover the hidden meanings of flowers in Asian art. Delve into the symbolism of six significant blooms: the lotus, plum blossom, cherry blossom, chrysanthemum, tulip, and rose. The enduring importance of these flowers is shared through gloriously gilded screens, sleek lacquers, rare porcelains, striking sculptures, pop art, and sensory-igniting, participatory contemporary installations that speak to today’s issues, from climate change to social activism.

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    Old Cosmic Buddhas in the Himalayas
    Place: The Met Fifth Avenue - New York, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, USA
    Date: Jun 24, 2017 to Dec 10, 2017
    Detail: Exhibition Overview
    Being reborn in one of the heavens inhabited by a living Buddha offered a clear path to enlightenment for Himalayan Buddhist communities. Vairochana, the emanation of the historic Buddha Shakyamuni, sat at the center of the cosmos, while each of the Pure Lands in the four cardinal directions was presided over by a celestial Buddha. The vast and complex Mahayana and tantric pantheon of Buddhist gods and goddesses are emanations of these living Buddhas, while individual deities associated with them personify ideas such as compassion, abundance, learning, or protection. This cosmic organization gave a popular goddess like the savior Tara a clear place within the Buddhist pantheon. At the same time, an advanced tantric practitioner could find a powerful esoteric deity, such as Hevajra, conceptualized in an unambiguous context.

    This exhibition draws together works of the highest caliber and places Vairochana at the center of the gallery, and the directional cosmic Buddhas on the four walls along with some of their most significant manifestations, presenting this complex Buddhist pantheon of deities in a startlingly simple way.

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    Old Hidden Nature: Sopheap Pich
    Place: Crow Collection of Asian Art - Dallas, 2010 Flora St., Texas, USA
    Date: Jun 25, 2017 to Jan 07, 2018
    Detail: The Crow Collection of Asian Art is pleased to announce the presentation of a solo exhibition of the work of Sopheap Pich, recognized today as Cambodia’s most internationally prominent contemporary artist.

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    Old Divine Visions, Earthly Pleasures: Five Hundred Years of Indian Painting
    Place: BAMPFA - Berkeley, 2155 Center Street , California, USA
    Date: Jun 28, 2017 to Sep 10, 2017
    Detail: Works from the BAMPFA collection reveal the richness and variety of India\'s painterly traditions.

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    Old Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
    Place: Seattle Art Museum - Seattle, 1300 1st Ave, Washington, USA
    Date: Jun 30, 2017 to Sep 10, 2017
    Detail: Yayoi Kusama is one of Japan’s most important contemporary artists. Experience her legendary sixty-five year career through multi-reflective installations, paintings, sculptures, drawings, and ephemera. Immerse in the infinite.

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    Old India Modern: The Paintings of M. F. Husain
    Place: Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., Illinois, USA
    Date: Jul 14, 2017 to Mar 04, 2018
    Detail: This special installation—the centerpiece of the Art Institute of Chicago’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of India’s independence—presents eight large triptychs from the Indian Civilization series by M. F. Husain (1915–2011). Shown prominently across five of the museum’s Asian art galleries, India Modern: The Paintings of M. F. Husain marks the first time the series is being displayed in the United States.

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    Old 3rd Saturday Lecture
    Place: Chuang Archive and Learning Center - San Diego, 541 B Second Ave, California, USA
    Date: Jul 15, 2017
    Detail: Join SDCHM for this month’s Third Saturday Lecture, “The Family That Moves: Introducing the Hakka,” presented by the Museum’s Education Coordinator, Kathleen Dang. Hakkas, a significant Chinese population with a name that literally means “guest families” is noted as the most diasporic out of the Chinese minorities. Explore the language, cultural customs, ancestry of the Hakka people. Learn more at www.sdchm.org.
    Please RSVP to 619.338.9888 or [email protected]
    FREE for students with ID, members, and children 12 & under. $5 for adults.

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    Old By the Light of the Moon: Nocturnal Japanese Prints
    Place: Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., Illinois, USA
    Date: Jul 29, 2017 to Oct 08, 2017
    Detail: Over the centuries, Japanese print designers have risen to the challenge of capturing the night in all its various moods. Whether presented as a boundary, a presence, or a frame of mind, the hours of darkness have provided a rich subject for the exploration of aesthetic ideas and artistic practice.

    In the earliest prints featured in this exhibition, the darkness of the late evening serves as an almost theatrical backdrop where nighttime is a setting for action. In works by Okumura Masanobu (1686–1764) and Suzuki Harunobu (1725?–1770), the night is often rendered as a solid wall of black placed behind figures, lit only by the glow of lanterns or hovering fireflies.

    By the 19th century, the evening itself becomes the focus, defined not by the absence of the sun but by the presence of the moon and stars, whose modest light seems to inspire a more philosophical approach. This is especially true in the prints of Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858), whose night skies, seemingly unlit, arch over scenic landscapes where townspeople and travelers are reduced in both size and stature, making them spectators as well as participants.

    This refinement of nocturnal perception is developed further in the 20th century, where artists explore the complexity of night shadows and the moon’s reflection on water. Perhaps no artist created more haunting images in Japanese printmaking than Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), an artist obsessed with capturing the evening’s aura. In his hands, the faint light seems to emanate from landscape itself, heightening the intensity of vision rather than diminishing it.

    In Hasui’s work and in all the nocturnal prints in this presentation—each drawn from the Art Institute’s permanent collection—the complexity of the dark is more clearly brought to light.

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    Old Chaekgeori: Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens
    Place: The Cleveland Museum of Art - Cleveland, 11150 East Boulevard, Ohio, USA
    Date: Aug 05, 2017 to Nov 05, 2017
    Detail: Chaekgeori: Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens is the first international exhibition in the US to explore the artistic evolution of a distinctive pictorial genre called chaekgeori (pronounced check-oh-ree). Translated as \"books and things,\" chaekgeori refers to a style of still-life painting, first developed in Korea around the late 1700s, that creates the illusion of three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface. By the late 1800s, chaekgeori screens had become a popular furnishing item to decorate the Korean collector\'s studio, displaying his high aesthetic taste and socioeconomic status. The show invites viewers to witness an exciting moment when Koreans became active participants in global consumerism through their passionate collecting activities.


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    Old Emperors, Scholars, and Temples: Tastemakers of China’s Ming and Qing Dynasties
    Place: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - Kansas City, 4525 Oak Street, Missouri, USA
    Date: Aug 10, 2017 to Sep 24, 2017
    Detail: During the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, the arts of China reached full maturity. Painting, calligraphy, porcelain and textiles flourished, and new styles and techniques emerged. The imperial court, scholars and temples supported this profusion of creativity, each establishing distinctive, yet overlapping artistic styles.

    Emperors held court in the Forbidden City in Beijing in unparalleled splendor. Courtiers, empresses and concubines wore extravagant garb and beautiful jewelry. Across the empire, an educated class of scholars pursued elegant and cultured lifestyles. Buddhism was also an inspiration for the arts. Thousands of ornate temples stored precious relics and images of Buddhist deities.

    Presenting rarely seen objects from the Nelson-Atkins Chinese collection, the exhibition explores currents of taste during this five hundred-year period.


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    Old Maki Haku and the Poetry of Form
    Place: Honolulu Museum of Art - Honolulu, 900 S Beretania St, Hawaii, USA
    Date: Aug 24, 2017 to Oct 22, 2017
    Detail: Exhibition Overview

    Born in Ibaraki Prefecture, Maejima Tadaaki, also known as Maki Haku (1924–2000), was one of the most internationally prominent members of the Creative Print (sōsaku hanga) movement, which emphasized the need for Japanese print artists to create their own works without relying upon specialists such as woodblock carvers, as designers of ukiyo-e prints traditionally did throughout the Edo period (1615–1868).

    During the Pacific War (1941–1945), Maejima was enlisted in the Japanese Air Force as a kamikaze pilot, but the war ended before he was assigned a suicide mission. In the late 1950s, he began to produce prints and assumed the pseudonym Maki Haku (literally, “white roll,” with connotations similar to “airhead”) to promote himself as an eccentric artist who lacked academic training.

    Maki Haku’s embossed compositions, featuring either a stylized Chinese character or a quintessentially Japanese symbol such as a persimmon, caught the attention of art patrons throughout the world, including the Honolulu-based author Oliver Statler (1915–2002). In 1967, Maki represented Japan in the Venice Biennale. See the evolution of his style in this selection of works from throughout his career.

    Made possible by the Robert F. Lange Foundation.

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    Old Ganesha: The Playful Protector
    Place: Denver Art Museum - Denver, 100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy, Colorado, USA
    Date: Oct 01, 2017 to Oct 28, 2018
    Detail: Ganesha: The Playful Protector is developed in collaboration with the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, which is loaning a statue of Ganesha created in the 600 to 700s that is the centerpiece of the exhibition.

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    Old Hard Bodies: Contemporary Japanese Lacquer Sculpture
    Place: Minneapolis Institute of Art - Minneapolis, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minnesota, USA
    Date: Oct 07, 2017 to Feb 10, 2018
    Detail: It’s an art nearly as old as civilization itself. Since the Neolithic era, artisans in East Asia have coated bowls, cups, boxes, baskets, and other utilitarian objects with a natural polymer distilled from the sap of the rhus verniciflua, known as the lacquer tree. Lacquerware was—and still is—prized for its sheen, a lustrous beauty that artists learned to accentuate over the centuries with inlaid gold, silver, mother-of-pearl, and other precious materials.

    Since the late 1980s, this tradition has been challenged. A small but enterprising circle of lacquer artists have pushed the medium in entirely new and dynamic directions by creating large-scale sculptures, works that are both conceptually innovative and superbly exploitive of lacquer’s natural virtues. Thirty works by 16 artists comprise the first-ever comprehensive exhibition of contemporary Japanese lacquer sculpture. They have all been drawn from the Clark Collections at Mia, the only collection in the world to feature this extraordinary new form.

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    Old Boundless Peaks: Ink Paintings by Minol Araki
    Place: Minneapolis Institute of Art - Minneapolis, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minnesota, USA
    Date: Oct 07, 2017 to Feb 12, 2018
    Detail: Renowned as an industrial designer, Minol Araki (1928–2010) was also a prolific painter with a firm grounding in East Asian painting traditions. Born in China to Japanese parents, and active professionally in New York and Taipei, Araki created an immense body of ink paintings that reimagined tradition and straddled East and West.

    This exhibition is organized around five mid-career, large-scale works—monumental compositions, each of which stretches more than 70 feet—depicting landscapes, dragons, snow monkeys, and lotus ponds. Each painting is complemented by early and late works that marry influences as disparate as the eccentric Chinese painter Bada Shanren (c. 1626–1705), the Lithuanian-American artist Ben Shahn (1898–1969), Araki’s mentor, the renowned Chinese traditionalist painter Zhang Daqian (1899–1983), and medieval Japanese Zen painters.

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    Old Resounding: Bells of Ancient China
    Place: Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Oct 14, 2017 to Dec 14, 2017
    Detail: Musical innovations in the Bronze Age meld with today’s digital technology in this interactive exploration of ancient Chinese bells. Thousands of years ago, Chinese musicians worked with foundry technicians to cast matched sets of bronze bells of different sizes to produce a range of tones. They developed oval-shaped bells that, depending on where they were struck, produced two distinct pitches with an intentional interval between them. Resounding investigates this advancement, with displays of early instruments and a bell set discovered in a Chinese tomb, videos of ancient bells being played, and chances to compose your own music on bronze bells.

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    Old Subodh Gupta
    Place: Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Oct 14, 2017 to Jun 24, 2018
    Detail: Internationally acclaimed artist Subodh Gupta transforms familiar household objects, such as stainless steel and brass vessels often found in India, into wondrous structures. The Freer|Sackler features the artist’s monumental installation Terminal. Composed of towers of brass containers connected by an intricate web of thread, Terminal converts the readymade into a glimmering landscape. Ranging from one to fifteen feet tall, the spires recall architectural features found on religious structures such as churches, temples, and mosques.

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    Old Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia
    Place: Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., 1050 Independence Ave SW, USA
    Date: Oct 14, 2017 to Oct 14, 2020
    Detail: Encounter Buddhist art through the lens of spiritual practice and the perspectives of practitioners. Drawing on the Freer|Sackler’s collections from across Asia, this exhibition expands the understanding of Buddhism in Asian art through both beautiful objects and immersive spaces. Visitors can step into a Tibetan Buddhist shrine, travel the Buddhist world with an eighth-century Korean monk, visit a Sri Lankan stupa, meet teachers and guardians, and discover multiple Buddhas and bodhisattvas. Encountering the Buddha illuminates the ways in which art and place embody and express the teachings of Buddhism.

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    Old Empress Dowager Cixi: Selections from the Summer Palace
    Place: Bowers Museum - Santa Ana, 2002 North Main Street, California, USA
    Date: Nov 12, 2017 to Mar 11, 2018
    Detail: Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) stands in the center of modern Chinese history. While most commonly understood as a politician, this formidable matriarch was also introduced to Western audience or reader as a connoisseur, patron and even creator of art in the early twentieth century, a phenomenon that interestingly fell unnoticed in modern scholarship.

    This exhibition is the first of its kind in the United States to explore the empress dowager’s roles beyond politics. It has been organized through a groundbreaking partnership with the Summer Palace Museum in Beijing. Upon viewing this exhibition, it will become clear that Cixi not only led politics, but also art of China at the crossroads of tradition and innovation. The exhibition reconstructs the matriarch’s everyday life in the Summer Palace, presenting her multi-faceted roles of politician, matriarch and connoisseur of various arts through four different sections and over 100 objects that have never before been seen in the United States.

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    Old Art Of The Mountain: Through The Chinese Photographer’s Lens
    Place: China Institute - New York, 100 Washington Street, USA
    Date: Feb 08, 2018 to Dec 02, 2018
    Detail: Mountains, in Chinese legends, are the pillars that hold up the sky. Mountains were seen as places that nurture life. Their veneration took the form of rituals, retreat from social society, and aesthetic appreciation through the art of their vast beauty – some of the many ways that nature played and continues to play a defining role in Chinese culture. The exhibition, consisting of three sections with over 70 photographs by more than 20 contemporary photographers, will present the geography, history, culture, life, and art that is associated with or derived from mountains. The Lofty Mountains: The Famous Mountains of China will introduce the geography, history, legends, and cultures that are associated with famous Chinese mountains; The Pure Sound of Landscape: The Mountains and Chinese Landscape Aesthetic will introduce the renowned Chinese landscape painting aesthetic and how it influenced contemporary photography; and The New Landscape Photography will showcase artists using photography and post-photographic visual effects to express their thoughts on the role of mountains in society.

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    Old Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
    Place: The Cleveland Museum of Art - Cleveland, 11150 East Boulevard, Ohio, USA
    Date: Jul 07, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018
    Detail: Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is a celebration of the legendary Japanese artist\'s 65-year career, covering every aspect of the artist\'s oeuvre from her early paintings to her widely admired participatory installations. Visitors have the unprecedented opportunity to discover six of Kusama\'s captivating Infinity Mirror Rooms alongside a selection of her other key works, including a number of paintings from her most recent series, My Eternal Soul, making its US debut. From her radical performances in the 1960s, when she staged underground polka-dot \"Happenings\" on the streets of New York, to her latest Infinity Mirror Room, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (2016), the exhibition showcases Kusama\'s full range of talent. Don\'t miss this unforgettable sensory journey through the mind and legacy of one of the world\'s most popular artists.


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    Old Krishna in the garden of Assam: the cultural context of an Indian textile
    Place: The British Museum - London, Great Russell Street, United Kingdom
    Date: Jan 21, 2016 to Aug 15, 2017
    Detail: Discover a little-known chapter of Indian history through the largest surviving example of an Assamese devotional textile, the ‘Vrindavani Vastra’.

    The Vrindavani Vastra will be displayed alongside other Assamese objects from the British Museum and several important loans, including another magnificent example of one of these Krishna textiles on loan from Chepstow Museum.

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    Old Hong Ling - Selected
    Place: Museum of East Asian Art - Bath, 12 Bennett Street, United Kingdom
    Date: Feb 25, 2017 to Jul 02, 2017
    Detail: MEAA is delighted to host a small selection of paintings from the Hong Ling retrospective exhibition touring Europe.

    The exhibition begins with early works from the late 1980s when Hong Ling completed his graduate training in western oil painting at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (CAFA). In the 1990s, his work was richly informed by his extensive travels across China, Asia, and many remote parts of the world. During this time, Hong Ling also started setting up his studio residence in the region of Mount Huangshan, a picturesque UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Anhui Province in eastern China. Since then, he has focussed exclusively on landscape painting, encapsulating the traditions of Chinese aesthetic philosophies with western painting medium. Working in parallel studios in Huangshan and Beijing, devoted to both oil and ink painting, Hong Ling’s works tell the story of one artist’s embrace of the natural world, his personal development, and his versatile creativity.

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    Old Ema. Tastbare gebeden
    Place: Japanmuseum SieboldHuis - Leiden, Rapenburg 19, Netherlands
    Date: Mar 17, 2017 to Jun 11, 2017
    Detail: This spring Japan Museum SieboldHuis will present ‘Ema Tangible Prayers’, an exceptional exhibition of beautifully illustrated prayer tablets that give insight into this remarkable religious Japanese tradition. 200 ema from a private collection will be on display for all to admire.

    In Japan ema can be found hanging in temples, shrines and pagodas as well as along foot paths, in homes and in holy places. In temples and shrines these tablets are often intended for the Buddha or Bodhisattva kami (gods). Ema tablets come in many shapes and forms however the most common shape is rectangular, with or without a frame. On the customarily wooden tablets images of temples, animals of the zodiac, or specific themes are painted or printed. Messages of a personal nature or wishes are written on the back of the tablet.

    This exhibition shows ema tablets with specific wishes of a medical nature such as cures for hearing and vision ailments as well as haemorrhoids. Discover the diversity of the various illnesses for which ema tablets are used and leave your own message here in the former home of doctor Philipp Franz von Siebold.


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    Old Collecting the Past: Scholars’ Taste in Chinese Art
    Place: Ashmolean Museum - Oxford, Beaumont Street, United Kingdom
    Date: Mar 21, 2017 to Oct 22, 2017
    Detail: This display features a range of Chinese paintings created by scholar-artists since the 18th century.

    These art works represent the tradition of collecting the past, aesthetic taste and the values of the Chinese literati who governed China for more than ten centuries. Explore the objects with which the scholars surrounded themselves in their studies, such as brush pots, ink stones, water droppers and scholar’s rocks.

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    Old From ancient to the new Silk Road
    Place: Museo d'Arte Orientale - 10122 Torino, Via San Domenico, 11, Italy
    Date: Mar 31, 2017 to Jul 02, 2017

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    Old Beyond the Brush: Abstract Ink Paintings since 1960
    Place: Ashmolean Museum - Oxford, Beaumont Street, United Kingdom
    Date: Apr 04, 2017 to Aug 28, 2017
    Detail: Explore the abstract ink paintings created by leading Chinese artists, all members of the Fifth Moon Group – regarded as a forerunner of the modern art movement in Taiwan in the 1960s.

    Chinese ink, acrylic and collage were combined to create vibrant images. Most ink paintings blended the brush strokes of Chinese calligraphy with the shapes and colours of modern Western art. Works by Liu Kuo Sung, Chen Ting Shih, Chuang Che and Fong Chung Ray will be displayed.

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    Old Forbidden City — Life in the Court of Chinese Emperors
    Place: Museum Center Vapriikki - Tampere, Alaverstaanraitti 5, Finland
    Date: Apr 21, 2017 to Oct 10, 2017

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    Old Chinese Coins from the Scholar’s Study
    Place: Ashmolean Museum - Oxford, Beaumont Street, United Kingdom
    Date: Apr 25, 2017 to Sep 24, 2017
    Detail: Chinese coins illustrate the evolution of Chinese writing from the seal script to modern cursive. Chinese scholars collected coins for their aesthetic quality which sometimes bore the calligraphy of an emperor.

    This display shows a selection of coins and related collectable tokens.

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    Old Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave
    Place: British Museum - London, Great Russell Street, United Kingdom
    Date: May 25, 2017 to Aug 13, 2017
    Detail: Experience the beautiful and sublime work of one of Japan’s greatest artists.

    Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is widely regarded as one of Japan’s most famous and influential artists. He produced works of astonishing quality right up until his death at the age of 90. This new exhibition will lead you on an artistic journey through the last 30 years of Hokusai’s life – a time when he produced some of his most memorable masterpieces.

    Throughout the exhibition, outstanding examples of Hokusai’s work will show the artist’s creative breadth and depth. A selection of superb landscapes is introduced with the iconic Great Wave – itself part of a print series of views of Mt Fuji. Intimate domestic scenes capture fleeting moments in private lives. Exquisite depictions of flora and fauna display an innate skill in representing the natural world. The artist’s imagination is given full rein in the portrayal of supernatural creatures such as ghosts and deities. Through all of these works, explore Hokusai’s personal beliefs and gain a fascinating insight into the artist’s spiritual and artistic quest in his later years.

    The exhibition will include prints, paintings and illustrated books, many of which are on loan from Japan, Europe and the USA. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these extraordinary works together.

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    Old Tōhoku Girls. Kokeshi dolls from Japan
    Place: Japanmuseum SieboldHuis - Leiden, Rapenburg 19, Netherlands
    Date: Jun 23, 2017 to Aug 27, 2017
    Detail: TThis summer Japanmuseum Sieboldhuis will host approximately three hundred traditional wooden dolls from Japan. These pretty \'kokeshi\', with their brightly painted clothes and expressive faces, were all hand-made in the north-east of Japan, in a region of volcanic mountains, hotsprings and forests called Tohoku.

    These dolls are widely collected for their simple charm and the variety of character shown in their different facial expressions. There are several kokeshi museums in Japan with very large collections but few really old dolls survive, and the ones in this exhibition were all made in the 20th century. There are currently about 150 kokeshi artisans and during the exhibition a film will be shown of one famous maker, demonstrating how these special dolls are made.


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    Old The Constructed Landscape. Photos by Shibata Toshio
    Place: Japanmuseum SieboldHuis - Leiden, Rapenburg 19, Netherlands
    Date: Jun 23, 2017 to Sep 03, 2017
    Detail: EExperience the Japanese landscape through the eyes of Shibata Toshio. This renowned landscape photographer captures images of large-scale highways and civil engineering constructions in uninhabited regions in striking photographic works. Experience the beauty of the constructed landscape and the tension between human intervention and the strength of nature as seen by Shibata Toshio.

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    Old The Forbidden City in Monaco: Court Life of The Emperors and Empresses of China
    Place: Grimaldi Forum - 10 Avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco
    Date: Jul 14, 2017 to Sep 10, 2017
    Detail: \"The Forbidden City in Monaco: Imperial Court Life in China\" – jointly curated by Jean-Paul Desroches, honorary general curator, and Wang Yuegong, director of the Imperial Court Life Department at the Forbidden City – will bring together some 200 remarkable exhibits, from the former palace of the emperors and loans from major European and American collections: the Musée Cernuschi and the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels, and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington. The exhibition will invite visitors into the very heart of an emblematic setting, rooted in China\'s collective memory and home to a heritage of inestimable value.


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    Old Faces of China. Chinese Portrait Painting of the Ming and Qing Dynasty (1368–1912)
    Place: Museum für Asiatische Kunst - Berlin, Kulturforum, Matthäikirchplatz, Germany
    Date: Oct 12, 2017 to Jan 07, 2018
    Detail: Faces of China: Chinese Portrait Painting of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368–1912) will be the first exhibition in Europe to explicitly focus on Chinese portrait painting. Portrait painting has a history of over 2000 years in China. In the period from 1600 to 1900 it experienced a heyday, stimulated by the arrival of Italian Jesuit painters around 1600, bringing with them European portrait-painting techniques. Presenting an unparalleled selection of over 100 portraits from the collections of the Palace Museum in Beijing and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the exhibition covers a span of 500 years, focusing particularly on the Qing dynasty. During this period portraiture reached a previously unknown level of variety, encompassing formal court and ancestor portraits, military portraits, and informal portraits of artists, officials and talented women.

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    Old Nestorian Crosses of the Yuan Dynasty
    Place: University Museum and Art Gallery - Hong Kong, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Date: Jun 10, 2016 to Dec 31, 2022
    Detail: The University of Hong Kong’s (HKU) Nestorian crosses were assembled by a Mr. F. A. Nixon who served as a British postal commissioner in Beijing in the 1930s and 1940s. Subsequently the collection was acquired by the Lee Hysan Foundation and donated to Hong Kong University in 1961.

    Nestorian bronze crosses were cast in the Ordos region in north-west China (Inner Mongolia) during the Yuan dynasty (1272–1368). They measure between 3 and 8 cm in height, are flat plaque-like ornaments with an outline in high relief and have a loop on the back suggesting that they were used as personal seals and were worn on the body. The loop facilitates a strapping to human clothing or girdles. The fine motifs of the cast Christian and Buddhist symbols and the rare survival of red-coloured ink deposits in intermittent lower parts of the design, suggested that these seals were used as chops and transferred their individual designs by printing them on other matters. Although all crosses are cast, the Nestorian crosses all seem to be unique and are, in fact, characteristic for their individual designs.

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    Old Wu Guanzhong: A Walk through Nature
    Place: National Gallery - Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road #01–01, Singapore
    Date: Dec 14, 2016 to Dec 03, 2017
    Detail: Wu Guanzhong travelled widely across China in his lifetime, covering numerous cities and drawing inspiration from the rivers, mountains and towns that he encountered. This exhibition explores 16 works which Wu painted of China from the 1960s until the 2000s. Join Wu on his search for beauty—not only in the landscape, but also within the painted forms in his work.

    This is the first in a series of exhibitions at the Wu Guanzhong Gallery. On an annual rotation basis, this dedicated space showcases works donated by Wu and his family, within the wider context of ink aesthetics and art history. The most valuable donation ever made to a Singapore museum to date, this is the largest holding of his work in a public museum in the world.

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    Old Rediscovering Treasures: Ink Art from the Xiu Hai Lou Collection
    Place: National Gallery, City Hall Wing, Level 4, Wu Guanzhong Gallery - Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road #01–01, Singapore
    Date: Mar 11, 2017 to Dec 03, 2017
    Detail: The Xiu Hai Lou Collection is the largest and most established private collection of Chinese painting and calligraphy in Singapore today. Founded by the late Mr Yeo Khee Lim, it encompasses a rich variety of styles and genres, including works from different regional schools and esteemed masters. Drawing on close to 100 works from the Collection, this exhibition offers visitors a rare insight into the evolution of modern Chinese painting from tradition to modernity.

    Two complementary shows featuring artists renowned for their innovative approaches to modern Chinese painting are running in tandem with this exhibition—Wu Guanzhong: A Walk through Nature and Strokes of Life: The Art of Chen Chong Swee. Chen Chong Swee was the artistic advisor to Yeo Khee Lim and even coined the name “Xiu Hai Lou”.

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    Old Strokes of Life: The Art of Chen Chong Swee
    Place: National Gallery, City Hall Wing, Level 4 Gallery - Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road #01–01, Singapore
    Date: Mar 11, 2017 to Dec 03, 2017
    Detail: Chen Chong Swee was an important early Singapore artist and educator who made significant contributions to the development of the Singapore and Malaya art scenes. He was amongst the first artists in Singapore to incorporate local subjects in his works, depicting Malay village scenes in his ink paintings from as early as the 1930s.

    This show features key works from his six decade-long career. It highlights his proficiency in both Chinese and Western art traditions as well as his exploration and experimentation with Chinese painting techniques.

    Wu Guanzhong: A Walk through Nature and Rediscovering Treasures: Ink Art from the Xiu Hai Lou Collection are running at the Wu Guanzhong Gallery in tandem with this exhibition. Viewed collectively, these complementary shows offer a broad overview of the evolution of modern Chinese painting.

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    Old Imagining Qianlong: Louis XV’s Chinese Emperor Tapestries and Battle Scene Prints at the Imperial Court in Beijing
    Place: University Museum and Art Gallery - Hong Kong, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Date: Mar 15, 2017 to May 28, 2017
    Detail: This unprecedented exhibition highlights four of the magnificent chinoiserie tapestries of Chinese Emperor Qianlong, woven after designs by François Boucher at the famous Beauvais manufactory from 1758–1760. The large and well-preserved textiles form part of the royal French commission by King Louis XV, part of which was presented to Qianlong in 1766.

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    Old Bliss of the Ancient Orient: From Egypt to China
    Place: Miho Museum - Shigaraki, Shiga, 300, Tashiro Momodani, Japan
    Date: Mar 18, 2017 to Jun 18, 2017
    Detail: Ancient works of art was not created solely by the ingenuity of one person. They were refined and polished by people of various regions and cultures generations after generations; thereby, reveals the hidden epic of the past and display our fundamental desire for eternal bliss; in other words - a heart that seeks beauty.

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    Old Seeking the Beauty of Japanese Glass: The Bindeisha Collection
    Place: Miho Museum - Shigaraki, Shiga, 300, Tashiro Momodani, Japan
    Date: Mar 18, 2017 to Jun 18, 2017
    Detail: Though there are countless outstanding glassworks in the world, is there anything more ephemeral and delicate than vidro from the Edo period (1600-1868) with its indescribable sublime color? The artisans who handled the glass, melted in the flames, created intricate variations with their craft and skill. The differences created by the air blown into the bottles, the subtle gradations of blue, green, and pruple, the exquisite color composition of marble glass, the gentle feel of the surface, and each facet cut carefully with a metal file all give Japanese glass a soft cut unlike the lines made by cutting wheels.

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    Old Reunions: A Collector’s Journey
    Place: Liang Yi Museum - Sheung Wan, 181-199 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong
    Date: Mar 21, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018
    Detail: Inspired by the three movements of Beethoven's Les Adieux, or Piano Sonata No. 26, Das Lebewohl (The Farewell), Abwesenheit (The Absence) and Das Wiedersehen (The Return), this exhibition explores the relevance of the themes of loss, absence and return in the process of building a collection. Featuring over one hundred pieces of Chinese furniture from the Ming and Qing dynasties, Reunions: A Collector’s Journey tells the story of how Liang Yi Museum’s first collection was built and how Peter Fung, the museum’s founder, spent decades reuniting antiques—ones that had originally come in sets—with their long-lost counterparts.

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    Old Painting Animation:The Cold Food Observance
    Place: National Palace Museum (Northern Branch) Exhibition Area I 102 - Taipei, No.221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taiwan
    Date: Mar 31, 2017 to Jun 29, 2017
    Detail: The Cold Food Observance manuscript was composed in 1079 while Su Shi was living in exile in Huangzhou (Huanggang, Hubei). On the Cold Food Festival in the fourth month of his third year there, he was inspired by the change in seasons to comment on the difficulties of life and the frustrations in his official career, composing \"Two Poems on the Cold Food Observance in Rain,\" which he later transcribed in calligraphy to this hand scroll. Later generations praise this manuscript as Su Shi\'s best surviving calligraphy. At the end of the manuscript is a colophon by Huang Tingjian, adding another layer for appreciation.

    This film utilizes the newest animation technologies to capture the dramatic interplay between the fluctuating emotions in Su Shi\'s poems and the expressive ink traces left by his brush. Su Shi’s characters lean here and there in a bold and unrestrained manner, exhibiting complexity in rhythm and form.

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    Old The Ancient Art of Writing: Selections from the History of Chinese Calligraphy
    Place: National Palace Museum (Gallery: (Northern Branch) Exhibition Area I 204,206) - Taipei, No.221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taiwan
    Date: Apr 01, 2017 to Jun 25, 2017
    Detail: To meet the need for recording information and ideas, unique forms of calligraphy (the art of writing) have been part of the Chinese cultural tradition through the ages. Naturally finding applications in daily life, calligraphy still serves as a continuous link between the past and the present. The development of calligraphy, long a subject of interest in Chinese culture, is the theme of this exhibit, which presents to the public selections from the National Palace Museum collection arranged in chronological order for a general overview.

    The dynasties of the Qin (221-206 BCE) and Han (206 BCE-220 CE) represent a crucial era in the history of Chinese calligraphy. On the one hand, diverse forms of brushed and engraved \"ancient writing\" and \"large seal\" scripts were unified into a standard type known as \"small seal.\" On the other hand, the process of abbreviating and adapting seal script to form a new one known as \"clerical\" (emerging previously in the Eastern Zhou dynasty) was finalized, thereby creating a universal script in the Han dynasty. In the trend towards abbreviation and brevity in writing, clerical script continued to evolve and eventually led to the formation of \"cursive,\" \"running,\" and \"standard\" script. Since changes in writing did not take place overnight, several transitional styles and mixed scripts appeared in the chaotic post-Han period, but these transformations eventually led to established forms for brush strokes and characters.

    The dynasties of the Sui (581-618) and Tang (618-907) represent another important period in Chinese calligraphy. Unification of the country brought calligraphic styles of the north and south together as brushwork methods became increasingly complete. Starting from this time, standard script would become the universal form through the ages. In the Song dynasty (960-1279), the tradition of engraving modelbook copies became a popular way to preserve the works of ancient masters. Song scholar-artists, however, were not satisfied with just following tradition, for they considered calligraphy also as a means of creative and personal expression.

    Revivalist calligraphers of the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), in turning to and advocating revivalism, further developed the classical traditions of the Jin and Tang dynasties. At the same time, notions of artistic freedom and liberation from rules in calligraphy also gained momentum, becoming a leading trend in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Among the diverse manners of this period, the elegant freedom of semi-cursive script contrasts dramatically with more conservative manners. Thus, calligraphers with their own styles formed individual paths that were not overshadowed by the mainstream of the time.

    Starting in the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), scholars increasingly turned to inspiration from the rich resource of ancient works inscribed with seal and clerical script. Influenced by an atmosphere of closely studying these antiquities, Qing scholars became familiar with steles and helped create a trend in calligraphy that complemented the Modelbook school. Thus, the Stele school formed yet another link between past and present in its approach to tradition, in which seal and clerical script became sources of innovation in Chinese calligraphy.

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    Old Oversized Hanging Scrolls and Handscrolls
    Place: National Palace Museum (Gallery: (Northern Branch) Exhibition Area I 202,208) - Taipei, No.221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taiwan
    Date: Apr 01, 2017 to Jun 25, 2017

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    Old Chanoyu - The Arts of Tea Ceremony, The Essence of Japan
    Place: Tokyo National Museum - Tokyo, 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Japan
    Date: Apr 11, 2017 to Jun 04, 2017
    Detail: This major exhibition will focus on how the arts of the tea ceremony evolved from the Muromachi period to modernity. This will be the largest exhibition of its kind since Arts of the Tea Ceremony, which was held at Tokyo National Museum in 1980. We hope that visitors, by witnessing masterpieces of the tea ceremony from various historical periods, and attuning themselves to the sensibilities of the people who used them, will be able to experience the “Essence of Japan.”


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    Old Utensils of Cha no yu ― The World of Japanese and Chinese Tastes
    Place: Idemitsu Museum of Arts - Tokyo, 9th Floor, Teigeki Bldg., 3-1-1,Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Japan
    Date: Apr 15, 2017 to Jun 04, 2017
    Detail: Cha no yu (tea ceremony), which was developed and perfected by Sen no Rikyu and other tea masters of the Momoyama period, entered into a new stage in the Edo period. Daimyō (warrior leader) tea masters began to lead a new direction of cha no yu, and toward the late Edo period, sencha, a new type of tea ceremony, gained popularity. Kyōyaki (Kyoto-made) and Kuniyaki (locally made) ceramics and the Hizen porcelain added color to the world of tea ceremony, as well as the karamono (items of Chinese origin) was treasured in the utensils of the daimyō. One can see the establishment of a distinctive esthetic of tea ceremony through the merging of Japanese and Chinese worlds. This show will introduce the development and beauty of the utensils cherished by the Edo period tea masters.


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    Old A World of Flowers ― from the Rimpa School to Contemporary Art
    Place: Yamatane Museum - Tokyo, KS Bldg.1F, 2 Sambancho Chiyodaku, Japan
    Date: Apr 22, 2017 to Jun 18, 2017
    Detail: Nature in all its seasonal variations has long enthralled the Japanese. Flowers, each blooming in its season, are especially loved, both for their beauty and as motifs symbolizing the seasons in art, poetry, and prose. They capture the fascinated attention of artists, who continue to depict flowers today. The ways in which flowers are painted are also rich in variations: flowers by themselves, combined with birds or insects, or the flowers of the four seasons filling the picture plane. To celebrate spring at its height, our museum is holding a thematic exhibition on the subject of flowers throughout the seasons. Plum blossoms, cherry blossoms, peonies, roses, lilies, hydrangeas, morning glories, chrysanthemums, Chinese bellflowers, narcissus, camellias: Through the archetypical flowers seen in Japanese art, visitors may explore the rich world of painting, from the Edo period to our day.

    During the Edo period, Rimpa school artists made the flowering plants and trees of the seasons their signature subject. For example, Sakai Hōitsu created an elegant world of flowers combined with scenery and birds in The Moon and Plum Trees or Chrysanthemums with Bird. Suzuki Kiitsu vividly presented the flowers of the seasons in rich colors in his Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons. Rimpa school paintings, with their decorative picture planes, using lavish colors and gold grounds, and their fresh design sense have radiated unfading charm through the centuries. From the modern period on, artists have continued to express their mindfulness of the seasonal cycle and each season\'s natural beauty in their work. Consider, for example, Tanomura Chokunyū\'s A Hundred Flowers, which presents, in all the detail of an illustrated botanical dictionary, a hundred varieties of flowers from throughout the year, Okumura Togyū, Cherry Blossoms at Daigo-ji Temple, in which he depicted the magnificent weeping cherry trees at the Daigo-ji Temple\'s Sanbōin, or Kayama Matazō\'s Screen with Floral Fans, in which he used the traditional fan painting format in a folding screen, with fans studded with the flowers of the four seasons applied topasted on the screen.

    In this exhibition, we present a diverse group of about 60 paintings depicting the flowers of spring, summer, fall, and winter: the museum will be in full bloom. The exhibition combines these works with fascinating materials on the characteristics of flowers, narratives and histories concerning them, and comments by the artists.

    *All works mentioned above are in the Yamatane Museum collection.

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    Old Flowers - Beautiful Flowers in the MENARD ART MUSEUM
    Place: Menard Art Museum - Komaki City, Aichi, 5-250 Komaki, Japan
    Date: Apr 27, 2017 to Jul 09, 2017

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    Old Mastery of an Art: Van Cleef & Arpels - High Jewelry and Japanese Crafts
    Place: The National Museum of Modern Art - Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 26-1, Okazaki Enshoji-cho, Japan
    Date: Apr 29, 2017 to Aug 06, 2017
    Detail: Van Cleef & Arpels is world-renowned as a maker of high jewelry. This exhibition, focusing on fine Japanese and French craftsmanship, showcases beautiful works that are products of artistic mastery and also provide insight into the two countries’ cultures. The first section surveys currents in jewelry within the context of Van Cleef & Arpels’ history, from the company’s founding to the present day. This is followed by a comparison between high jewelry and highly accomplished Japanese works from the Meiji Period. The final section, a look at cultural fusion and the future, offers viewers a sumptuous look at artistic craftsmanship in contemporary Japan and France.


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    Old Dialogue: The Forbidden City and the Maritime Silk Road
    Place: The Palace Museum - Beijing, 4 Jingshan Qianjie, People's Republic Of China
    Date: May 09, 2017 to Jul 08, 2017
    Detail: The Silk Road was a crucial trade route from China to the West since early antiquity. From the 10th century onward, a newly charted Maritime Silk Road carried Chinese porcelain, tea, and silk as far as North Africa; this route spread Chinese culture to that continent and the rest of Asia. From the 17th century, China expanded its trade with the rest of the world and interacted with a large number of loyal overseas merchants who purchased Chinese products. Chinese manufacturers customized goods for foreign consumers according to their needs and preferences. Meanwhile, advanced technology and art flowed into the Chinese market from overseas. Some items and products even became regular necessities in the imperial court. This exhibition will lead you through the pages of China’s historical interaction with the rest of the world during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911) by presenting 142 pieces or sets from the Palace Museum collection that are related to the Maritime Silk Road.


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    Old To See a World in a Grain of Sand: Ancient Maritime and Overland trade
    Place: Maritime Museum - Hong Kong, Central Pier No. 8, Hong Kong
    Date: May 17, 2017 to Jun 30, 2017
    Detail: \'To See a world in a Grain of Sand’ is an exhibition that uses a small number of objects to communicate about the extensive maritime and overland trade routes of the past. Sand is an interesting metaphor for the land and sea trade which characterised the ancient Silk Road. The objects chosen for this exhibition highlight key themes around the circulation of commodities, people and ideas across the Silk Road over time.

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    Old Cultural Extravaganza - Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
    Place: Singapore - Singapore, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore
    Date: May 20, 2017 to Sep 30, 2017
    Detail: Embark on a cultural journey at the inaugural SCCC Cultural Extravaganza. Presented by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) over eight days, the extravaganza invites one to immerse in Singapore’s Chinese culture through a dynamic line-up of programmes and innovative presentations of the arts, including a mixed-media opening performance, the premiere of an omnibus film by six local film directors, performances by home-grown arts groups, cultural workshops, talks and more. Participants can also look forward to singing along with renowned local artistes who will serenade with the beautifully-arranged medley of songs.

    Ticketing charges apply for selected programmes. Pre-registration required for free admission events.

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    Old Mise Porcelain: Impressive Discovery and Mysterious Tribute
    Place: The Palace Museum - Beijing, 4 Jingshan Qianjie, People's Republic Of China
    Date: May 25, 2017 to Jul 02, 2017
    Detail: Mise porcelain (mise ci, lit. porcelain of mysterious color) is a special category of the finest celadon ceramics fired at the Yue Kiln in present-day Zhejiang Province from the ninth to the eleventh century (late Tang, 618-907, to early Northern Song, 960-1127). As tribute wares exclusively manufactured for the ruling household, mise porcelain is quintessential of the quality and aesthetics of the period's ceramic production. These ceramics were well known domestically and abroad. However, from the eleventh century (late Northern Song) onward, this form of production was discontinued and eventually forgotten by later generations.


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    Old Celebrating a Decade in Roppongi
    Place: Suntory Museum of Art - Tokyo, Tokyo Midtown Galleria 3F, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Japan
    Date: May 31, 2017 to Jul 17, 2017
    Detail: Celebrating a Decade in Roppongi
    The First Showing of the Box with Fusenryo Design in Mother-of-Pearl Inlay and Maki-e (a National Treasure) after Its Restoration A Sacred Treasure Box

    Beautifully decorated “treasure boxes” like this box were not only the cherished possessions of their wealthy and high-ranking owners. They were also commissioned especially to be dedicated to the gods, and many examples survive today as shrine treasures. This exhibition takes as its starting point the Box with Fusenryo Design in Mother-of-Pearl Inlay and Maki-e (a National Treasure), which is being exhibited for the first time since its restoration, and also presents other surviving examples of such boxes, including treasures that have been preserved and handed down at famous shrines. This glorious array of sumptuous works displays the exquisite beauty of lacquer art gleaming with gold and mother of pearl.


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    Old Warriors Based on Novels of Kyokutei Bakin
    Place: Ōta Memorial Museum of Art - Tokyo, 1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Japan
    Date: Jun 02, 2017 to Jun 25, 2017
    Detail: Kyokutei Bakin, who is known as the author of the bestselling novel of the Edo period, Nansō Satomi Hakkenden (The Story of Eight Samurai), is still popular in the present day. His novels such as Nansō Satomi Hakkenden and Chinsetsu Yumiharizuki (The Adventure Story of Minamoto-no Tametomo) have been enjoyed not only in the original format but also in the form of kabuki performances and ukiyo-e pictures. This year, 2017, marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Bakin. In commemoration of it, this exhibition presents 80 ukiyo-e pictures, the themes of which were taken from Bakin\'s novels.


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    Old Artists in Chiba- along with Tsubaki Sadao from CCMA Collection
    Place: Chiba City Museum of Art - Chiba, 3-10-8, Chuo, Chuo-ku, Japan
    Date: Jun 07, 2017 to Jul 30, 2017

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    Old Group Show of Contemporary Artists 2017
    Place: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum - Tokyo, 8-36 Ueno-Park Taito-ku, Japan
    Date: Jun 09, 2017 to Jul 06, 2017
    Detail: A group exhibition of artists exploring new directions in contemporary art. The work of six groups spanning the genres of painting, sculpture, video, photography, and installation will be featured.


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    Old The Winds of Suiboku-ga — Hasegawa Tōhaku and Sesshū
    Place: Idemitsu Museum of Arts - Tokyo, 9th Floor, Teigeki Bldg., 3-1-1,Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Japan
    Date: Jun 10, 2017 to Jul 17, 2017
    Detail: Suiboku-ga (ink-brush painting) is an expression of painting introduced from China, with a potential of infinitely hidden possibilities. However, it was only during the Muromachi period that Japanese artists who had learned from the Chinese predecessors were able to attain their own art of expression. Sesshū was the first to study the real expression of ink and brush in Ming China. It was Tōhaku who elevated the expression of suiboku-ga to match the Japanese sensibility. This exhibition will feature masterpieces of Sesshū and Tōhaku, with fine examples from Chinese painting, to show the origin of their creative drive to bring about new trends by learning from the precepts of the Chinese masters.


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    Old Blades of Brilliance: Celebrated Japanese Swords from the Naga Fujikazu Collection
    Place: Kyoto National Museum - Kyoto, 527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Japan
    Date: Jun 13, 2017 to Jul 17, 2017
    Detail: During the twentieth century, Naga Fujikazu was perhaps the foremost Japanese sword collector in the Kansai region. Though professionally prominent as a medical doctorate in the pharmaceuticals industry, Naga was also widely known as a passionate connoisseur of celebrated historical blades . This exhibition, a comprehensive assemblage of the famous swords in his collection, reveals Naga’s discriminating taste, his erudite knowledge, and his enduring passion for the finest Japanese swords.

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    Old The Connoisseur’s Eye: Painting and Calligraphy from the Ban Minoru Collection
    Place: Kyoto National Museum - Kyoto, 527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Japan
    Date: Jun 13, 2017 to Jul 23, 2017
    Detail: Last year, 47 works from the collection of the late Mr. Minoru Ban were donated to museum at the behest of his family. Mr. Ban collected for over fifty years, focusing primarily on calligraphy, and created a collection which continues to gain accolades after his death. The love Mr. Ban had for these pieces is apparent, visible through meticulously selected remountings and other details of the pieces’ state and conservation. In this exhibition, we are pleased to present exemplary works from the collection of this dedicated and passionate connoisseur.


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    Old Kawabata Ryūshi ― Nihonga Goes Beyond the Bounds
    Place: Yamatane Museum - Tokyo, KS Bldg.1F, 2 Sambancho Chiyodaku, Japan
    Date: Jun 24, 2017 to Aug 20, 2017

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    Old Thailand: Brilliant Land of the Buddha
    Place: Tokyo National Museum - Tokyo, 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Japan
    Date: Jul 04, 2017 to Aug 27, 2017
    Detail: Commemorating the 130th year of diplomatic ties between Japan and Thailand, the two countries collaborated with concerted efforts on this exhibition. Throughout the long history of Thailand, Buddhism was in closely tied with the people’s daily lives. A diverse Buddhist culture flourished, and extravagant works of fine and applied arts were produced. This exhibition gathers a choice selection of Buddhist art, together with treasures that are rarely exhibited outside the country, to introduce the role of Buddhism in the development of cultures in Thailand.


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    Old Toshio TABUCHI - Marking Time, Marking the Heart
    Place: Menard Art Museum - Komaki City, Aichi, 5-250 Komaki, Japan
    Date: Jul 15, 2017 to Sep 18, 2017

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    Old Forms and Expressions of Prayer - Introduction to Buddhist Art
    Place: Idemitsu Museum of Arts - Tokyo, 9th Floor, Teigeki Bldg., 3-1-1,Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Japan
    Date: Jul 25, 2017 to Sep 03, 2017
    Detail: Esoteric, Jōdo (Pure Land) or Zen-Buddhism has taken changing forms over the period of time and continues to gain deep religious piety until today. Feelings for prayer has brought about the creation of beautiful Buddhist paintings and sculptures, protected and passed down over generations. The mandala illustrating the grand world of esoteric Buddhism, paintings of yearned-for jōdo (Paradise) and terrifying judgment of Hell, paintings that depict ascetic patriarchs of zen tradition, as well as Edo period zen paintings will be displayed to trace the various aspects of Buddhist faith and solemnity.


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    Old Hiroshi Sugito module or lacuna
    Place: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum - Tokyo, 8-36 Ueno-Park Taito-ku, Japan
    Date: Jul 25, 2017 to Oct 09, 2017
    Detail: Simple motifs—trees, houses, and curtains—and geometric forms. Delicate, rhythmically placed colors. The works of Hiroshi Sugito (1970- ) commute between the abstract and figurative and work magic on people all over the world. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition at a Tokyo art museum. We invite you to enjoy Sugito’s most recent works in our large underground-level, void gallery space, with walls and floors displaying the special qualities of Kunio Mayekawa’s architecture.


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    Old A Wonderland of Japanese Art 2017
    Place: Suntory Museum of Art - Tokyo, Tokyo Midtown Galleria 3F, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Japan
    Date: Aug 01, 2017 to Aug 31, 2017
    Detail: A museum is a place where you quietly look at works of art and savor them deep within yourself--yes, that is a lovely way to appreciate art. But this exhibition is a little different. Look, listen, talk about it, make your own--through an experiential format that engages your whole body, you’ll find unexpected starting points for an up-close-and-personal understanding of the fascination of famous works in the Suntory Museum of Art. Turn yourself into an art historian and analyze a folding screen. Describe out loud the motifs made of abstract forms. The key phrase here is “Knock, knock: Open the door to Japanese art!” Children or adults, all are welcome. Let’s set out together to explore the wonderland of Japanese art!


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    Old URAGAWA - Selected Works from CCMA Collection -Paintings and Prints from Edo Period / Contemporary Art
    Place: Chiba City Museum of Art - Chiba, 3-10-8, Chuo, Chuo-ku, Japan
    Date: Aug 05, 2017 to Aug 27, 2017

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    Old Harunobu from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    Place: Chiba City Museum of Art - Chiba, 3-10-8, Chuo, Chuo-ku, Japan
    Date: Sep 06, 2017 to Oct 23, 2017

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    Old Revolution in the art world of Edo - Harunobu's time, from CCMA Collection
    Place: Chiba City Museum of Art - Chiba, 3-10-8, Chuo, Chuo-ku, Japan
    Date: Sep 06, 2017 to Oct 23, 2017

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    Old The Art of Edo Rimpa
    Place: Idemitsu Museum of Arts - Tokyo, 9th Floor, Teigeki Bldg., 3-1-1,Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Japan
    Date: Sep 16, 2017 to Nov 05, 2017
    Detail: The art of Rimpa was born in 17th century Kyoto and followed a splendid development. It is in the 19th century that Sakai Hōitsu (1761–1828), born as the second son of Sakai Utanokami, the lord of Himeji domain, moved to Edo, and his student Suzuki Kiitsu (1796–1858) added further refinement to its style. This marked the establishment of “Edo Rimpa.” This exhibition will explore the appeal of Edo Rimpa that took the essences of Rimpa of Kyoto which was supported by the aristocratic style, and at the same time transformed it to an updated Edo esthetic.


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    Old Kano Motonobu and His Age (TBC)
    Place: Suntory Museum of Art - Tokyo, Tokyo Midtown Galleria 3F, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Japan
    Date: Sep 16, 2017 to Nov 05, 2017
    Detail: Kano Motonobu, establishing the Kano school, lived in the Muromachi period. He systemized and built upon the brushwork styles of famous Chinese artists to create three styles of paintings: shin-gyo-so, or formal, semi-formal, and informal. By having his students master those examples, he created a studio system that assured the training of generations of Kano-school artists and also made possible studio projects executed through teamwork. In addition to the Chinese-style ink painting that had been the forte of his father, Masanobu, Motonobu also ventured into Yamato-e territory, broadening the school’s appeal and meeting a wide range of demand. This exhibition will focus on Motonobu’s oeuvre and the elements that enabled the Kano school, as an organization, to expand and become a powerful presence in Japanese art.


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    Old The Great Master of Buddhist Sculpture
    Place: Tokyo National Museum - Tokyo, 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Japan
    Date: Sep 26, 2017 to Nov 26, 2017
    Detail: In Japan, no Buddhist sculptor is better known than Unkei. With his extraordinary artistic talent, he led a new era in sculptural expression, creating realistic works that appear before the viewer as though they were alive. For this Special Exhibition, Unkei’s masterpieces have been brought together from across Japan. These include works from Kohfukuji temple in Nara, with which he had close relations. In addition to presenting an overview of Unkei’s life as a sculptor, the origins of Unkei’s remarkable style and its transmission will also be explored through the inclusion of works by his father, Kokei, as well as his sons, Tankei and Koben.


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    Old National Treasures: Masterpieces of Japan
    Place: Kyoto National Museum - Kyoto, 527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Japan
    Date: Oct 03, 2017 to Nov 26, 2017

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    Old Sakamoto Ryōma: Japan's Favorite Hero
    Place: Kyoto National Museum - Kyoto, 527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Japan
    Date: Oct 15, 2017 to Nov 27, 2017
    Detail: Sakamoto Ryōma (1836–1867) is one of Japan’s most beloved historical figures. As a loyalist to the Emperor, he played an essential role in the overthrow of Japan’s feudal Edo period shogunate, paving the way towards the establishment of the modern Meiji government. Born in Tosa province (today’s Kochi prefecture), Ryōma, as he is popularly known, was assassinated 150 years ago in Kyoto, leaving behind numerous letters, documents, artworks, and historical objects, including recent discoveries. Ryōma’s letters reveal a free-spirited, unconventional approach to life and an affectionate relationship with his family. This exhibition examines the personality and vision of Japan’s most revered hero amidst the tumultuous history of the late Edo period (1615–1868).

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    Old 70 years after Kitano's death - Kitano Tsunetomi Exhibition
    Place: Chiba City Museum of Art - Chiba, 3-10-8, Chuo, Chuo-ku, Japan
    Date: Nov 03, 2017 to Dec 17, 2017

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    Old Modern Beauties from CCMA Collection
    Place: Chiba City Museum of Art - Chiba, 3-10-8, Chuo, Chuo-ku, Japan
    Date: Nov 03, 2017 to Dec 17, 2017

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    Old Styles of Calligraphy II — Succession and Originality of Beauty
    Place: Idemitsu Museum of Arts - Tokyo, 9th Floor, Teigeki Bldg., 3-1-1,Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Japan
    Date: Nov 11, 2017 to Dec 17, 2017
    Detail: It was after the studies of Chinese standards that the tradition of cherishing calligraphy as art was cultivated establishing a distinctive world in Japan. The intellectuals of each time period were well acquainted with “calligraphic writing” and maintained discipline and numerous rules, but they also competed for skill on the other hand. Such custom is still present today, bringing about many styles. This show will try to seek how calligraphy was succeeded since the old days and how people sought for originality and ideal. We will also consider the manners of how calligraphy can be appreciate with masterpieces from Chinese and Japanese calligraphy.


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    Old Ueno Artist Project: “Contemporary Realism —Transcending the Photograph and Video”
    Place: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum - Tokyo, 8-36 Ueno-Park Taito-ku, Japan
    Date: Nov 17, 2017 to Jan 06, 2018
    Detail: Ueno, known for its many art institutions including the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Tokyo University of the Arts, has a long history as an art mecca that has fostered many important artists. Among those institutions, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum—“the home of the public entry exhibition”—has fulfilled a significant role by giving artists of all kinds a place to exhibit and develop their art. Now, to build on that history and foster new potential for the future, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum will launch the “Ueno Artist Project,” an exhibition series featuring contemporary artists who are currently active in art groups, under a fixed theme each time. Part one of the series takes the theme, “Contemporary Realism—Transcending the Photograph and Video.” In today’s society, with its flood of video and photographic imagery and information from city billboards, big screens, televisions, and smart phones, the exhibition will feature 9 artists who are sincerely pursuing “contemporary real ism” that is only possible in paintings.


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    Old From the MOT Collection: “Modern Realism”
    Place: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum - Tokyo, 8-36 Ueno-Park Taito-ku, Japan
    Date: Nov 17, 2017 to Jan 06, 2018
    Detail: Featuring realistic Western-style paintings of the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods from the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT). Minutely depicted oil paintings by Kinkichiro Honda, the Meiji-period pioneer of Western-style painting; finely rendered oils and drawings by Michisei Kono of the Taisho-period Western-style painting group, Sodosha; richly humanistic depictions of Japanese society and people in the early Showa period by Hitoshi Ikebe and Tadashi Yoshii; and works of temperate realism by Torao Makino …These and other Western-style painters who propelled Japanese art and art groups during Meiji (1868-1912), Taisho (1912-26), and Showa (1926-89) will be presented in an exhibition of modern-period realistic painting.


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    Old Iro-e — Japan CUTE !
    Place: Idemitsu Museum of Arts - Tokyo, 9th Floor, Teigeki Bldg., 3-1-1,Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Japan
    Date: Jan 12, 2018 to Mar 25, 2018
    Detail: Iro-e, ceramics with polychrome overglaze enamels, flourished as colorful ceramics during the Edo period. It is represented by porcelain such as Kokutani, Kakiemon and Nabeshima, as well as by the ceramics of Kyōyaki ceramicists, Nonomura Ninsei and Ogata Kenzan. The fashion-conscious Kokutani ware arranged designs of kosode. The design-oriented Kakiemon won world popularity especially attracting the western royalty and nobility. The subtle feelings of the seasons characterized the Nabeshima ware and it was presented as gifts to the shōgun (supreme warrior leader). The kawaii cuteness and literary characteristics decorated Kyōyaki. All are distinguishing features of the multi-faceted Japanese culture reflected in the gorgeous world of iro-e.


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    Old Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
    Place: Baltimore Convention Center - Baltimore, 1 W Pratt St, Maryland, USA
    Date: Aug 24, 2017 to Aug 27, 2017
    Detail: Now celebrating its 36th year, the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will make its annual return this summer to the Baltimore Convention Center – Aug 24-27, 2017. Founded in 1980, the show has drastically grown from a small regional event to become the largest indoor antiques show in the country featuring hundreds of international exhibitors. The Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show has not only evolved in size, but in diversity of collections including furniture, American and European silver, major works of art, Asian antiquities, porcelain, Americana, antique and estate jewelry, glass, textiles and more.

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    Old TEFAF New York Fall
    Place: Park Avenue Armory - New York, 643 Park Ave, USA
    Date: Oct 27, 2017 to Oct 31, 2017
    Detail: The Best From All Fields

    Participating dealers were selected by a committee comprising four members of the TEFAF New York Board and four external US art experts. Each dealer is a leader in his or her respective field, many of them showing for the first time in New York or returning after a long absence.

    The fair offers an unparalleled chance to buy masterpieces across multiple collecting areas including furniture, decoration, ceramics, glass, silver, textiles, tapestries, antiquities, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, books, manuscripts, autographs, arms and armor, Tribal, Oceanic and Ethnographic Art, Asian Art and Fabergé. It offers something of interest and quality for every visitor.

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    Old Grand Asian Art Bazaar 2017
    Place: Warsaw - Warsaw, Poland
    Date: Jun 02, 2017 to Jun 09, 2017
    Detail: GAAB – the Grand Asian Art Bazaar – is a brand new art fair of Contemporary Asian Art representing private galleries and institutions of the region.

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    Old CULTURES – The World Arts Fair
    Place: Venues around the city - Sablon, Brussels, Belgium
    Date: Jun 07, 2017 to Jun 11, 2017
    Detail: For several years now, the three organisations, AAB, BAAF and BRUNEAF, have instituted a dynamic synergy in relation to the June events to ensure their wide international recognition.

    With our successful record in this area all three organisations have decided to join forces and organise a single event in June while retaining their own specific mode of operation.

    We are very happy to present CULTURES – The World Arts Fair. CULTURES – The World Arts Fair will soon become a global reference for seasoned collectors as well as amateurs interested in Asian, antique and non-European art.

    Wednesday 7 June 2016 : 3pm - 9pm
    Thursday 8 June: 11am – 7pm
    Friday 9 June: 11am – 8pm
    Saturday 10 June: 11am – 7pm
    Sunday 11 June: 11am – 5pm

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    Old Masterpiece London 2017
    Place: South Grounds, The Royal Hospital Chelsea - London, United Kingdom
    Date: Jun 29, 2017 to Jul 05, 2017
    Detail: Masterpiece London launched in 2010 with a unique focus on cross-collecting. Over the past seven years it has established itself as the leading international event for viewing and buying the finest works of art, from antiquity to the present day.

    This fusion of heritage and style, tradition and the contemporary draws close to 40,000 visitors each year for an exceptional week of cultural, culinary and social experiences in the heart of London.

    Located on the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Masterpiece is an unmissable event at the height of the capital’s summer arts season.

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    Old Asia Week Hong Kong
    Place: Venues around the city - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Date: May 25, 2017 to Jun 10, 2017
    Detail: Asia Week Hong Kong celebrates and promotes Asian arts in Hong Kong annually in May with a series of events and programming. It showcases a collaboration with the galleries, museums, auction houses and cultural institutions and presents during this annual festival Asian art from antiquities to contemporary. We aim to respond to a need for more accessible cultural and art educational programmes and to broaden the knowledge of art enthusiasts and collectors in this premier Asian city. Our mission is to foster and nurture the Next Generation of collectors and Art Patrons.

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    Old International Antiques Fair
    Place: HK Convention and Exhibition Center - Hall 5BC - Hong Kong, 1 Expo Dr, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
    Date: May 26, 2017 to May 30, 2017

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    Old Asia Contemporary Art Show
    Place: Conrad Hong Kong - Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
    Date: Sep 21, 2017 to Sep 24, 2017
    Detail: The Asia Contemporary Art Show offers leading art galleries and artists from around the world the opportunity to meet with and sell to art buyers and collectors twice a year in Hong Kong – right in the heart of the two key art-buying seasons, in Spring and Fall. The Fall edition (September 21 - 24, 2017) will host over 80 exhibitors and will again be the largest specialised contemporary art fair in Hong Kong in the second half of the year, coinciding with the start of the Fall art auction season.

    Considered the cultural centre of the Asian contemporary art scene, Hong Kong is the world's 4th largest art market, is a tax-free and duty-free port for the import and export of artworks, is home to a large community of collectors and high-net-worth individuals, and is a hub for collectors from China and other parts of Asia.

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    Old Munakata and the Disciples of Buddha
    Place: Ronin Gallery - New York, 425 Madison Ave. 3rd Fl, USA
    Date: Mar 02, 2017 to Apr 29, 2019
    Detail: On View: March 2 – April 29, 2017
    Opening Party: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Asia Week Reception and Matcha Tasting: Saturday, March 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Ronin Gallery is honored to present Munakata and the Disciples of Buddha during Asia Week 2017. This exhibition invites you to experience the woodblock prints of Shiko Munakata (1903 - 1975) and to discover the Buddhist roots of Japanese woodblock printing. Culminating in his iconic series Ten Great Disciples of the Buddha, the exhibition explores the vital interplay of artistic tradition and religious practice behind Munakata’s groundbreaking work. Starting with the origins of Japanese woodblock printing in the 12th century, to the ukiyo-e prints of the Edo and Meiji periods, the exhibition Munakata and the Disciples of Buddha places this innovative master of modern woodblock printmaking within centuries of tradition. Also on exhibit will be an exceptionally rare calligraphy kakejiku (scroll painting) by Munakata from the private collection of Munakata\'s granddaughter, Yoriko Ishii, as well as other important hand-colored works.

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    Old Beyond Kutani: Innovations in Form and Color
    Place: Joan B Mirviss LTD - New York, 39 East 78th Street, Suite 401, USA
    Date: May 01, 2017 to May 31, 2017

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    Old Honda Syoryu
    Place: TAI Modern - Santa Fe, 1601 Paseo de Peralta, USA
    Date: Jul 28, 2017 to Aug 20, 2017
    Detail: Artist Reception: Friday, July 28, 5-7 pm
    Artist Talk: Saturday, July 29, 4-5 pm

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    Old Ramona Sakiestewa
    Place: TAI Modern - Santa Fe, 1601 Paseo de Peralta, New Mexico, USA
    Date: Aug 11, 2017 to Sep 23, 2017

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    Old Tanioka Shigeo & Tanioka Aiko
    Place: TAI Modern - Santa Fe, 1601 Paseo de Peralta, New Mexico, USA
    Date: Aug 25, 2017 to Sep 23, 2017
    Detail: Artists\' Reception: Friday, August 25, 5-7 pm

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    Old Material Traces: Conserving and Exploring Textiles
    Place: Abegg-Stiftung - Riggisberg, Werner Abeggstrasse 67, Postfach, Switzerland
    Date: Apr 30, 2017 to Nov 12, 2017
    Detail: The conservation and restoration of textiles have been a key mission of the Abegg-Stiftung ever since its founding fifty years ago. Elaborate measures are often required before historical textiles can be durably preserved and their beauty fully appreciated when they go on show. The paramount goal is always to conserve what is there, even if that means leaving alterations and signs of age and wear clearly legible.

    The Abegg-Stiftung’s special exhibition 2017 is dedicated to methods of analysing and treating textile works of art and explains what these can tell us about the production, function and history of such works. At the heart of the exhibition are medieval textiles from Central Asia and China, here presented to the public for the first time.

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    Old Giuseppe Tucci's Tibet
    Place: Renzo Freschi - Milan, Via Gesù, 17 - 20121, Italy
    Date: May 11, 2017 to Jun 10, 2017

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    Old Between the Lines: Suda Kokuta - works on paper c.1960
    Place: Gregg Baker Asian Art - London, 142 Kensington Church Street, United Kingdom
    Date: Jun 22, 2017 to Jul 22, 2017
    Detail: PREVIEW DAY
    21 JUNE 18.00−20.00

    Mon- Fri 10.00−18.00
    Sat 11.00-16.00

    Following our November 2016 sell-out show ​Infinite Space featuring Post-war Japanese Avant-garde art which included several paintings by Suda Kokuta, Gregg Baker is pleased to announce the first solo show in Europe by this powerful Japanese artist. Encouraged by the desire of our clients to discover more about Suda Kokuta and his work, we will reveal another aspect of his talent by presenting works on paper created during the 1960’s.

    Suda Kokuta (1906-1990) was one of the leading founders of Avant-garde abstract painting, an important area of Japanese art which has been largely ignored until recent years and is currently being rediscovered by art lovers across the globe. An influential and independent artist he was closely associated with many important figures and art groups such as Yoshihara Jiro, Yuichi Inoue, the Bokujinkai and the Gutai.

    One is immediately struck by the strength of Kokuta’s compositions, the density of colours and the innovative textures used however finally it is the strong meditative force and sense of spirituality which lingers in the viewer’s mind.

    Far from being secondary works or simple preparatory sketches for his larger oil paintings Kokuta’s works on paper are mature and complete works of art which reveal an intensity imbued by their creator. Known to have a strong belief in Zen, Kokuta is said to have meditated before launching his assault upon the canvas, adding or removing gesso mixed with oil, not hesitating to sew the hessian sacks together to form a strong base for his chosen medium and experimenting with the application of sand, shards of quartz and various tools to add texture.

    This same spirit and attention to detail follows through into his works on paper where he fights with thick washi paper, giving each sheet an individual character, achieving three-dimensional space and unexpected reliefs. This dynamic creative process includes beating and scoring the paper, making it the martyred support of an artist in full transcendence, ready to transpose Kokuta’s every creative or destructive impulse. Each carefully crafted work is a perfectly balanced composition of abstract form which appears via a broad palette of thinly or densely applied gouache, embellished with silver or aluminium powder, rough sand and glistening mica giving the simple washi sheet a new dimension to captivate the eye of the spectator.

    Prices range from £3,800- £90,000.


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    Old Queer Representations: Exhibiting Sexuality & Gender
    Place: Japan Society Gallery - New York, 333 E. 47th St., New York, USA
    Date: Jun 03, 2017
    Detail: PANEL DISCUSSION

    Saturday, June 3, 6 PM

    Delve into the complexities of representing LGBTQ+ issues in exhibitions with A Third Gender catalogue co-author Dr. Joshua Mostow (University of British Columbia), NY-based curator Dan Cameron and gender-queer artist Kris Grey. This discussion draws attention to case studies spanning Edo Japan to the East Village.

    Gallery hours extended to 9 PM this evening; free admission to the exhibition with ticket purchase.

    Tickets:
    $20/$18 Japan Society members, seniors & students.

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    Old Chinese Gardens – History, Design and Meanings
    Place: The Museum of East Asian Art - Bath, 12 Bennett Street, United Kingdom
    Date: Jun 02, 2017
    Detail: Speaker: Dr Alison Hardie

    The fascination with Chinese gardens has lasted for centuries. Miniature worlds built for pleasure, escape, or to impress, they reflect the ideological harmony and balance that could exist between man and nature.

    Dr Hardie will explain the historical development of Chinese gardens, relating this to parallel or contrasting developments in European garden history, along with the different types of Chinese gardens. The cosmological ideas and design principles underlying the layout and features of Chinese gardens will also be explored, as well as the social significance and uses of Chinese gardens, particularly in the late imperial period.

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    Old A Journey through Time in the Land of the Buddha
    Place: Tokyo National Museum - Tokyo, 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Japan
    Date: Aug 05, 2017
    Detail: Please note that this program is available in Japanese only.

    Time: 13:30 - 15:00


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    Old Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Jun 04, 2017

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    Old Snuff Bottles
    Place: Bonhams - San Francisco, 220 San Bruno Avenue, California, USA
    Date: Jun 20, 2017

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    Old Fine Asian works of art
    Place: Bonhams - San Francisco, 220 San Bruno Avenue, California, USA
    Date: Jun 20, 2017

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    Old Asian Decorative Works of Art
    Place: Bonhams - San Francisco, 220 San Bruno Avenue, USA
    Date: Jun 21, 2017

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    Old Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Jul 09, 2017

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    Old Asian & International Fine Arts Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Jul 30, 2017

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    Old Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Aug 13, 2017

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    Old Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Sep 10, 2017

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    Old Asian & International Fine Arts Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Sep 24, 2017

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    Old Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Oct 08, 2017

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    Old Asian Decorative Works of Art
    Place: Bonhams - San Francisco, 220 San Bruno Avenue, California, USA
    Date: Oct 24, 2017

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    Old Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Nov 05, 2017

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    Old Asian & International Fine Arts Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Nov 19, 2017

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    Old Asian Art, Antiques & Estates Auction
    Place: I.M. Chait Gallery - Beverly Hills, 9330 Civic Center Drive, California, USA
    Date: Dec 09, 2017

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    Old Fine Asian works of art
    Place: Bonhams - San Francisco, 220 San Bruno Avenue, California, USA
    Date: Dec 11, 2017

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    Old Asian Art Netsuke
    Place: Van Ham - Cologne, Hitzelerstr. 2, Germany
    Date: Jun 08, 2017
    Detail: Preview Netsuke
    1-2 AND 6-8 JUNE 2017
    Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
    Friday 10 am - 6 pm
    Saturday to Monday Closed
    Tuesday 10 am - 6 pm
    Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm
    Thursday 10 am - 6 pm

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    Old Asian Art
    Place: Van Ham - Cologne, Hitzelerstr. 2, Germany
    Date: Jun 08, 2017
    Detail: Preview:
    1-2 AND 6-8 JUNE 2017
    Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
    Friday 11 am - 6 pm
    Saturday - Monday Closed
    Tuesday 10 am - 6 pm
    Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm
    Thursday 10 am - 6 pm

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    Old India, South-East Asia, Japan
    Place: Lempertz Cologne - Köln, Neumarkt 3, Germany
    Date: Jun 09, 2017

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    Old Asian Art: Himalaya, China
    Place: Koller Zurich - Zurich, Hardturmstrasse 102, Switzerland
    Date: Jun 13, 2017

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    Old Asian Art: Japan, India, South-East Asia
    Place: Koller Zurich - Zurich, Hardturmstrasse 102, Switzerland
    Date: Jun 14, 2017

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    Old Asian Art
    Place: Van Ham - Cologne, Hitzelerstr. 2, Germany
    Date: Jun 14, 2017
    Detail: Viewing: 9th-14th June 2017

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    Old China,Tibet/Nepal
    Place: Lempertz Brussels - Brussels, Grote Herstraat 6, Rue du Grand Cerf , Belgium
    Date: Jun 15, 2017

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    Old Arts d'Asie
    Place: Sotheby’s Paris - Paris, 76, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, France
    Date: Jun 22, 2017

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    Old Asian Art
    Place: Bonhams - Edinburgh, 22 Queen St, United Kingdom
    Date: Jul 12, 2017

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    Old Asian Art
    Place: Bonhams - Edinburgh, 22 Queen St, United Kingdom
    Date: Dec 05, 2017

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    Old THE SONGZHUTANG COLLECTION OF JADE from the Neolithic Period to the Yuan Dynasty
    Place: Bonhams - 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Suite 2001, One Pacific Place, Hong Kong
    Date: May 30, 2017

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    Old Fine Chinese ceramics and works of art
    Place: Bonhams - 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Suite 2001, One Pacific Place, Hong Kong
    Date: May 30, 2017

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    Old Spring Auction
    Place: Royale Auctioneers - Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, 16 Science Park West Avenue, Hong Kong
    Date: May 30, 2017

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    Old Qing dynasty jades from a Hong Kong Collection
    Place: Sotheby\'s Hong Kong Gallery - 88 Queensway, 5/F One Pacific Place, Hong Kong
    Date: Jun 01, 2017
    Detail: This selection of 100 jades from a Hong Kong collection encapsulates the rich diversity and artistic skill of Qing dynasty jade craftsmanship. Highlights of the sale include three jades of the finest jet-white quality: a group of two boys and lotus; an exquisite quatrelobed tray; and a rooster, to celebrate the current zodiac year.

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    Old Chinese Art, including Japanese prints from a Hong Kong private collection
    Place: Sotheby\'s Hong Kong Gallery - 88 Queensway, 5/F One Pacific Place, Hong Kong
    Date: Jun 01, 2017 to Jun 02, 2017
    Detail: This sale is highlighted by two Imperial Qing dynasty jade seals from the collection of Emile Guimet (1836–1918), the founder of the eponymous Asian Art Museum in Paris. It also includes a collection of archaic jades assembled in Hong Kong from the 1950s, Yixing stoneware from a prominent English collection, and a selection of Song ceramics together with early Buddhist sculptures and bronze animal paperweights. Incorporating for the first time other collecting categories, this sale will exceptionally feature a fine group of Japanese woodblock prints from a private Hong Kong collection, among them the famed ‘Great Wave off Kanagawa’ by Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), from the series of the Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji.

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    Old Asian Art
    Place: Bonhams - Sydneyt, 97-99 Queen Street, Woollahra, Australia
    Date: Oct 24, 2017

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