Poetic License: Making Old Words New

February 2, 2013 – August 4, 2013

Freer Gallery of Art
Jefferson Drive and 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Gallery 7 Floor Plan

Poetric License shows how the interpretation of classical Japanese and Chinese literary traditions, previously the domain of an educated aristocracy, was absorbed into the merchant and artisan classes during the Edo period, producing energetic reconsiderations of time-honored themes.