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November 8, 2008 - November 29, 2009
Museum: Freer Gallery of Art
Location: Galleries 6 & 7 (Japanese Art)
This exhibition features 32 examples of lacquer, painting, calligraphy, ceramics, and metalwork that showcase the distinctive repertoire of techniques for applying gold and silver on a variety of materials that Japanese artists developed beginning in the 17th century. One distinctive achievement in the arts of East Asia is the Japanese methods for lacquer decoration in gold and silver that enabled refined pictorial designs.
Note: Only light-sensitive works will be taken off view in the rotating exhibition.