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Shikō Munakata: A Way of Seeing at Japan Society

January 21, 2022

Shikō Munakata, Mukō-machi: Crossing Point of Highways, from the Tōkaidō Series, 1964 (detail), photograph by Nicholas Knight and Eline Mul, Collection of Japan Society. © Shikō Munakata

Shikō Munakata: A Way of Seeing, Japan Society
Now on view through March 20, 2022

Now on view at Japan Society is their new presentation of nearly 100 path-breaking works by celebrated artist Shikō Munakata (1903-1975). The exhibition is drawn from Japan Society’s rare collection—the largest Munakata collection in the United States. Primarily known for his powerfully expressive woodblock prints, this exhibition reveals the breadth of Munakata’s oeuvre, which ranged from prints to calligraphy, sumi ink paintings, watercolors, lithography, and ceramics.

With his bold, spontaneous, and sketch-like lines, Munakata developed an innovative style that revolutionized the woodblock print. A highlight of the installation is his complete Tōkaidō Series (1964), a set of 61 newly rediscovered prints that depict scenes the artist witnessed while traveling along the vital coastal route between Tokyo and Kyoto, which Munakata extended to Osaka. This full set will be on view for the first time since 1965.

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Sotheby's New York: Americana, Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Chinese Export, and Prints

January 21, 2022

A Rare Pair of Chinese Famille-Rose Figures of Boys, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, H. 14 in. (35.6 cm), True Connoisseurship: The Collection of Ezra and Cecile Zilkha, lot 1762, Estimate: $10,000-15,000

Americana, Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Chinese Export, and Prints
Sotheby's New York

Online auction, active now through January 24, 2022

The Americana, Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Chinese Export and Prints online auction includes many notable works from important American private collections and institutions, such as Property from the Collection of Ambassador J. William Middendorf II; The Collection of John B. Schorsch; The Shelter Island Historical Society, sold to benefit the Museum Collections Program, and many more. Among the fine furniture, decorative arts, silver, and folk art is a wide array of Chinese export ceramics and paintings, as well as European-made ceramics influenced by Chinese prototypes.

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DAG: Palaces as Museums Webinar

January 19, 2022

Palaces as Museums: Collecting and Connoisseurship in the States of
Baroda and Mysore
, DAG

Online program, 6pm, January 21, 2022 (IST)/7:30am, January 21, 2022 (EST)

Professor Janaki Nair and Dr. Priya Maholay-Jaradi reflect on collecting and connoisseurship in the states of Baroda and Mysore, followed by a discussion with Professor Tapati Guha-Thakurta.

Modernising Princely Connoisseurship: The Chitrasala/Art Gallery at Mysore, Janaki Nair

Articulating a Modern Nation: Princely Baroda’s Archives, Objects, and Institutions (1875–1920), Priya Maholay-Jaradi

Part of a series of lectures and discussions on collections, museums, and the shaping of Indian art history curated by Professor Tapati Guha-Thakurta.

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Asia Society: Spirituality in Southeast Asian Art

January 19, 2022

Christo and Jeanne-Claude, The Gates, Central Park, New York, 2005

Spirituality in Southeast Asian Art with Tyler Rollins, Asia Society Hong Kong
Online program, 10-11am, Friday, January 21, 2022 (HKT)/9-10pm, Thursday, January 20, 2022 (EST)

A virtual conversation between Tyler Rollins and S. Alice Mong uncovering the hidden nuances of spirituality in Southeast Asian Art across the region and over Tyler’s twenty-year career from Asia to the Americas. With the launch of his Foundation for Spirituality and the Arts (FSA) and a career in contemporary art, commercial galleries, and global collections, Tyler has switched the focus to supporting emerging artists and communities that delve into spirituality. As he navigates the lines between cross-cultural communication, new art expressions and the role that museums and institutions play in the eco-system. Tune in to our fireside chat to find out what is defining the eco-system and how it’s changed.

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Fu Qiumeng Opens C.C. Wang Calligraphy Exhibition

January 18, 2022

C.C. Wang, Green Abstract, 1996, Chinese brush with ink and color on rice paper, mounted hanging scroll

Rhythms of New York: The Calligraphy of C.C. Wang, Fu Qiumeng
January 18-March 5, 2022, viewing by appointment

In celebration of the coming 2022 Lunar New Year, Fu Qiumeng is pleased to open New York Rhythms: C. C. Wang's Calligraphy , the first retrospective to focus on the artist's final two decades of calligraphy practice in New York City. The exhibit's 16 pieces, culled from the collections of a small group of Wang's friends and students, represent three significant stages of work. They chart the artist's journey from traditional calligraphy, through an experimental phase, and culminate in an abstract calligraphic period.

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Dai Ichi Arts Opens Modern Masters

January 18, 2022

Wakao Toshisada (b. 1933), Shino Water Jar, gray feldspar and white feldspar glazed stoneware, H. 7 x Dia. 6.5 in., Lid: H. 1.3 x Dia. 4 in., with signed wood box

Modern Masters: Size and Scale in Modern Ceramics, Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd.
January 13-31, 2022

Dai Ichi Arts opens their new exhibition that will feature a weekly selection of Japanese contemporary ceramics from diverse and accomplished artists. The exhibition brings focus to the precise ways that artists use size or scale to influence the overall affect of an object and ranges from Mingei masters (Kawai Kanjiro, 1890-1966; Funaki Kenji, b. 1927; Murata Gen, 1904-2012; Shimaoka Tatsuzo, 1919-2007), to Shino specialists (Wakao Toshisada, b. 1933; Tsuboshima Dohei, 1929-2013), to masters of Shigaraki and Raku techniques (Sugimoto Sadamitsu, b. 1935).

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Joan B Mirviss LTD Opens "Transcendent Kyoto"

January 17, 2022

Transcendent Kyoto features the work of several important and innovative Kyoto potters

Transcendent Kyoto, Joan B Mirviss LTD
Winter 2022, online exhibition

As the capital city of Japan for over a thousand years, Kyoto was more than just its longstanding center of politics and power. Venerated as the heart of Japan’s rich cultural heritage, Kyoto claims as its own many of today’s top artists who found a natural home where living tradition endures, and where creating with one’s hands using exceptional skill has been continuously nurtured and highly valued for centuries. These artists’ creative lifeblood stems from the city itself, where aesthetics and beliefs intersect and ancient and modern coincide. Reflective of a unique environment in which artists of different backgrounds and interests are constantly intermingling and working side by side, the artworks from Kyoto are unmatched in their imagination, creativity, and technical excellence. This winter, Joan B Mirviss LTD celebrates the artistry of this eternal city of the East in Transcendent Kyoto.

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Opening today Falcons: The Art of the Hunt

January 15, 2022

A Mounted Man Hunting Birds with a Falcon, Mughal dynasty, early 18th century, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 8 3/4x13 1/4 in.

Falcons: The Art of the Hunt
National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution

January 15-July 17, 2022, Washington D.C.

Swift, fierce, and loyal, falcons have been celebrated for millennia. In ancient Egypt, they were closely associated with Horus, the god of the heavens. By the early eighth century in Syria, falcons were being trained to become skillful hunters at the royal courts. The art of falconry soon spread across the rest of the Islamic world, to the Byzantine empire in the west, and to the east as far as China. It is still practiced in many societies today, especially in the Arab world. A selection of paintings and objects from ancient Egypt to China offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of falcons.

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Art Programs at Asia Society

January 14, 2022

The video installation Lotus by Shiva Ahmadi is on view at Asia Society New York through January 16.

Video Spotlight: Shiva Ahmadi
Video Spotlight: UuDam Tran Nguyen

Concludes January 16, Asia Society New York

These are the final days to view these video installations at Asia Society. Shiva Ahmadi's Lotus is a single-channel video installation inspired by two Buddha sculptures from the Asia Society Museum Collection. UuDam Tran Nguyen’s video Waltz of the Machine Equestrians is a witty examination of the social and environmental effects of the rapid urbanization occurring throughout Vietnam.

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Art for Breakfast Online Program
Asia Society Japan
January 22, 2022, 8-9:15am (JST)/January 21, 2022, 6-7:15pm (EST)

Mami Kataoka, director of the Mori Art Museum, will speak about Where Japan Stands in the Global Contemporary Art Ecosystem.

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JP Morgan: A Collector's Legacy Webinar

January 14, 2022

Court School of Charles the Bald, Lindau Gospels, jeweled upper cover of the Lindau Gospels, Switzerland, Abbey of St. Gall, late 9th century, ca. 880, the Morgan Library, purchased by
Pierpont Morgan, 1901

JP Morgan: A Collector’s Legacy
Wednesday, January 26 at 5pm EST, Online

John Pierpont Morgan was not only one of the most powerful figures in finance with his name atop one of the world’s leading banking and investment firms, but also a prodigious collector, whose legacy resides in the masterpieces from his extraordinary collection that are now highlights of important museum and private collections. The many facets of his passion for collecting, and the story behind his Asian, ancient, and Western art acquisitions will be explored by our notable panel of scholars and experts.

This online program will consist of brief, illustrated presentations by each panelist, followed by a question-and-answer session.

PANELISTS:

Who Was Pierpont Morgan? A Brief Biographical Sketch
Jean Strouse
Eminent American biographer and author of Morgan, American Financier and Alice James, A Biography

Building the Bookman's Paradise
Colin B. Bailey
Director, The Morgan Library & Museum

Objects of “Pleasure and Instruction:” J. Pierpont Morgan's Legacy in Hartford
Linda H. Roth
Director of Special Curatorial Projects and Charles C. and Eleanor Lamont Cunningham Curator of European Decorative Arts, Wadsworth Atheneum

The J.P. Morgan Collection of Chinese Porcelains
Steven Chait
President, Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc.

MODERATOR:
Charlotte Eyerman
Director and Chief Curator, JPMorgan Chase Art Collection

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