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The Art of Japanese Craft: 1875 to the Present
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The Art of Japanese Craft: 1875 to the Present
Item Details
Public
Creator
Curator: Fischer, Felice
Culture
Japanese
Title
The Art of Japanese Craft: 1875 to the Present
Exhibition Installation View
Date
2009-02-02T12:00:00+00:00
December 6, 2008 - September 13, 2009
Material
stoneware (pottery); chinkin-bori; inlays (decorations); lacquer (coating
coating
); maki-e; celadon (glaze)
Period
Modern (styles and periods); Contemporary; Japanese decorative arts styles; Japanese ceramics styles
Description
This exhibition surveys the rich diversity of twentieth-century Japanese craft, encompassing Japan’s first forays on the international stage at world’s fairs, the heady internationalism of the 1920s and 1930s, the dynamic creativity of the post-World War II period, and work by contemporary artists. As part of a nationwide effort to foster its craft traditions over the past one hundred years, Japan has instituted a system of national competitive exhibitions, commissioned and purchased crafts through the Imperial Household Agency, and supported artists as “holders of intangible cultural property.” Certain master artists, six of whom are represented in this exhibition, are awarded this designation (popularly known as “living national treasures”) by the Japanese government. Approximately fifty pieces—including ceramics, lacquerware, wood sculpture, metalwork, and paintings—are on view. Drawn from the more than seventy objects given or promised to the Museum by Frederick R. McBrien III, The Art of Japanese Craft and its accompanying catalogue serve as a guide for both the scholar and the collector in less-explored areas of Japanese art, such as metalwork of the pre-war period. The McBrien collection positions Philadelphia as one of the premier sites for the study and enjoyment of Japan’s modern and contemporary craft. --From archived website
Subject
Art objects, Japanese; Art, Japanese--21st century; Art, Japanese--20th century--Exhibitions
Source
Photographer:Jason Wierzbicki
Organizer
Organizer: Philadelphia Museum of Art (American repository, Philadelphia, contemporary)
Department
East Asian Art
Site:Linked
Philadelphia Museum of Art (American repository, Philadelphia, contemporary), galleries 242-243
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