Japanese Painting: Flora and Fauna in the Ōkyo Tradition
Robert T. Singer, department head and curator of Japanese art, will lead a tour of a selection of Japanese paintings, focusing on artist Maruyama Ōkyo and his followers. The highlight will be a pair of six-panel screens that entered the museum's collection in 2011. Depicting a gathering of cranes upon a solid background of pure gold leaf, these paintings were revolutionary at the time Ōkyo painted them and remain among the highest achievements in the history of Japanese painting.
Pavilion for Japanese Art | Free with museum admission, no reservations
Image: Maruyama Ōkyo, Cranes (detail), 1772, pair of six-panel screens, gift of Camilla Chandler Frost in honor of Robert T. Singer