Exhibition - Masterpieces Of Japanese Art

Arts and Entertainment

February 19, 2015

From: Cincinnati Art Museum

Many items in this exhibition have rarely been on display to the public before while others have never been on display at the museum. Items in this exhibition include paintings, screens, prints, ceramics, lacquer and metal wares, ivory carvings, arms and armor, cloisonné, dolls, masks, costumes and textiles. This exhibition features items which span from the 12th to 20th centuries, and many major styles of Japanese art representing rare and unique examples of many of the leading masters of this time. 

Masterpieces of Japanese Art features 100 works from Cincinnati Art Museum's permanent collection, which have only recently discovered and acknowledged as important to the field. The exhibition reveals the ties between Cincinnati and Japan and is designed to provide a better understanding of Japanese art and its aesthetics as well as explore the unique regional perspective throughout the history of the collection.

Also highlighted in the exhibition and catalogue is the relationship between the Cincinnati Art Museum's Japanese art collection and the 19th century Cincinnati-Japan dialogue initiated by many outstanding Cincinnatian citizens, artists, collectors, and travelers, including Alfred T. Goshorn (18331902), Dr. Charles Sidney Muscroft (182088), Mrs. Charles Mills Hinkle (18641939), Robert Blum (18571903), John Wesley Bookwalter (18371915), John J. Emery (18981976), Mrs. Robert McKay (18941983), Joseph C. Thoms (18391919), and Maria Longworth (18491932) of Rookwood Pottery. All of them contributed to the dialogue and helped to shape the Art Museum's collection.

Date: February 14, 2015 to August 30, 2015

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00am. to 5:00pm.

Location : Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive,Cincinnati, OH 45202

Admission - Free

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