Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Look Inside The Arts of Japan at Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery

Posted By on Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 7:00 AM

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Joe Nolan featured Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery's The Arts of Japan as one of his top picks for this season in our Winter Arts Preview, and its easy to see why. The gallery is at its best when it exhibits carefully curated shows that have an academic edge. This survey of historic Japanese art is a perfect fit for the place, which sometimes feels more like a mini-museum than an art gallery. The exhibit's been open for about a week already, but if you haven't had the chance to stop in yet, you can see a few images (poor substitutes for the real-deal work, of course, but sufficient for our purposes)

From Joe's write-up:

This exhibition at Vanderbilt University’s Fine Arts Gallery serves dual purposes — as recognition of the 25th anniversary of the school’s Asian American Student Association, and as a showcase for some of the more than 1,300 objects that make up the gallery’s collection of Japanese fine and applied arts, including screen paintings, ceramics, rare books and ukiyo-e, a form of Japanese woodblock printing.

Update! A longish review of the exhibit just went up on Art Now Nashville. Here's the link.

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