Sponsored by the Nathan Cummings Foundation and supported by an additional contribution from the John M. and Sally B. Thornton Foundation.

MINGEI OF JAPAN featured works of “living national treasures,”: Shiko Munakata Woodblocks; ceramics by Shôji Hamada; calligraphy of Sôetsu Yanagi; Keisuke Serizawa paintings, stencil-dyed, handmade paper and textiles; and handmade paper by Eishiro Abe. Complementing these outstanding works were objects of unsurpassed beauty by unknown craftsmen


On View: Feb 05, 1993 - Aug 25, 1993

Curator: Martha Longenecker

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