"Silver Wind: The Arts of Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828)"
Until Sun Jan 6 2013
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Thu Oct 4 2012
Introduce the kids to Hoitsu Sakai, an artist whose work is considered among Japan's most important contributions to world art. (It's the first time the Japanese museum that houses some of the work has ever allowed it to travel to the United States.) Sakai, a samurai from an aristocratic clan, became a monk, and in his solitude created a wealth of exquisite folding screens, hanging scrolls and fans inspired by the natural world and the work of Korin, an artist he revered that was born more than a century before him. Don't miss the family workshop Nature and Beauty Art Cart (Sat Nov 10 2–4pm, $12; ages 8 to 12), a combined gallery lesson on themes in the exhibit and hands-on art-making session.