Rinpa: Creativity Across Time and Space

September 17, 2022 – February 5, 2023

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

Gallery 6 Floor Plan

The Japanese painting movement now known as Rinpa was a loose association of artists that began around the dawn of the seventeenth century and continued into the nineteenth century. Their aesthetic came to define an almost stereotypical image of Japanese art consisting of stylized forms in bright colors. We invite you to explore a selection of paintings and ceramics by several generations of Rinpa artists from our collection.