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Masterworks of Japanese Art

November 18th, 2021 – January 8th, 2022


MAB is pleased to present LAND OF THE RISING SUN, featuring masterworks of Japanese art. This museum-quality exhibition brings together a broad range of fine and decorative artworks and objects on loan from private collections located in the Susquehanna Valley, PA. This is the first time these artworks have been on public view. Highlights include: rare monumental porcelains; richly patinated large-scale bronzes from the famed Tokyo School; impressive Ko-Kutani, Imari, Satsuma, and Arita ceramic wares, and the rarest of all Edo period Japanese ceramics, Ko-Kiyomisu; Edo and Meiji period paintings and folding screens; fine examples of Japanese lacquerware; important ceremonial tea wares; and works made specifically for the Japanese Emperor and Royal Court.

Works on view in LAND OF THE RISING SUN showcase the various distinctive characteristics found in Japanese art: a deep respect for the natural world; an appreciation of an object’s materiality; a tendency towards both austerity and complexity; highly refined spiritual and religious metaphors; impeccable craftsmanship across a range of materials; and a deep respect for the everyday world of human endeavor, as showcased in the exquisite attention to realistic detail depicting the common person performing day-to-day rituals found in Tokyo School bronzes.

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