The Arts of China and Japan: Selections from the Collection

Open on December 15 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Posted: December 6, 2012
Source: Farrell Howe
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Kawase Hasui Morning on Daikon Gashi Tokyo ca. 1920 color woodblock print

Kawase Hasui, Morning on Daikon Gashi, Tokyo, ca. 1920, color woodblock print | Gift of Alice and Eric Jensen, 2011.61

Kalamazoo, MI - Thursday, December 6, 2012. The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is pleased to unveil its collection of Asian art in a new exhibition The Arts of China and Japan: Selections from the Collection on Saturday, December 15.

Asian art has long been a part of the collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Thanks to generous gifts from patrons and support from the Joy Light East Asian Art Acquisition and Exhibition Fund, the KIA's collection of East Asian works has grown by almost 25% over the past five years. Today the KIA owns more than 200 examples of artwork from China and Japan.

Since the opening of the Joy Light Gallery of Asian Art in 2010, the KIA is becoming known for its exhibitions of historical and contemporary work from Asian cultures. Included in this exhibition are works on paper, ceramics, and sculpture from both China and Japan, many of them on display for the first time.

The Arts of China and Japan: Selections from the Collection will be open December 15 - June 9 in the Joy Light Gallery of Asian Art located on the lower level of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

This exhibition is supported by the Joy Light East Asian Art Acquisition and Exhibition Fund.

For more information, call (269) 349-7775 or visit kiarts.org.

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