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Seasons: Tea

Seasons: Tea

February 5, 2011 – June 24, 2012

Museum: Freer Gallery of Art

Location: Gallery 6A

To highlight its permanent collection, the museum presents Seasons, a series of rotating exhibitions that underscores the importance of the seasons in Chinese and Japanese art and culture.

In this exhibition, a dozen examples show how tea utensils embody changes in weather. Rough stoneware conveys warmth, for example, while porcelain is cool to the touch.

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