Focus on the Subject: The Art of the Harari Collection

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Focus on the Subject: The Art of the Harari Collection
Photo courtesy the Pacific Asia Museum
Tsunemasa, "The Four Sleepers" Japan, c. 1745.

Get a closer look at the Harari Collectiona group of paintings and drawings that constitutes one of the Pacific Asia Museum's most renowned and noteworthy collectionsat this exhibit, which stretches into next year. Find an impressive accumulation of Japanese Edo (1603-1868) and Meiji (1868-1912) era pieces, including ukiyo-e ("pictures of the floating world"); paintings and sketches by Hokusai, Hiroshige and their schools; decorative paintings on fans and more. Some of the collection's finest paintings will be juxtaposed with other media in the museum that feature the same themes to give guests a better overall grasp of Japanese art and culture. Check out the show now, then come back after October, when there will be a full object rotation to accomodate more pieces. Be on the lookout for related programs to complement the exhibition, like installments of the Art and Coffee and Silk Road Storytime series.

 

 

 

 

By: Gillian Glover

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