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December 14, 1997 - March 8, 1998
Museum: Sackler Gallery
Location: First and Second Levels
20 calligraphic works and 56 paintings represent Imperial patronage in Japan from the 9th to early 20th centuries. This is the first major overseas exhibition agreed to by Emperor of Japan and the Imperial Household Agency. Objects include Moko Shurai Ekotoba, a 13th-century narrative painting, as well as 15 works from the personal collection of His Majesty Emperor Akihito.
Catalogue: $65 (cloth), $35 (paper)
See January Smithsonian magazine, p. 20
Notes: --For conservation purposes, most works on display will be rotated during the exhibition period: Dec. 14, 1997-Jan. 7, 1998/ Jan. 13-Feb. 4, 1998/ Feb. 10-March 8, 1998
New works for the exhibition will be installed after hours during the week between each time period.
This exhibition celebrates the Freer Gallery's 75th anniversary. Audio guide (for rent)