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Admired from Afar: Masterworks of Japanese Painting from the Cleveland Museum of Art (Now Open at the Kyushu National Museum)

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Admired from Afar: Masterworks of Japanese Painting from the Cleveland Museum of Art (Now Open at the Kyushu National Museum)

The Cleveland Museum of Art is proud to present Admired from Afar: Masterworks of Japanese Painting from the Cleveland Museum of Art. The exhibition, which opened today at the Kyushu National Museum, introduces the Japanese painting collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Through a well-balanced and extremely high-quality collection organized by themes and eras, this exhibition highlights the history and attraction of Japanese art, as well as select works from the Korean, Chinese and European art collections.

Heidi Strean, the Cleveland Museum of Art's Director of Exhibitions and Publications, along with the museum's Interim Director Fred Bidwell and Curator of Japanese and Korean Art Sinéad Vilbar, are in Japan this week to celebrate the exhibition's opening. Below, Strean shares her photos from opening day!

 
The Kyushu National Museum in Fukuoka, Japan.

Museum visitors queuing up to see the exhibition on opening day.

The exhibition ribbon cutting. Pictured in the middle, from L-R: Cleveland Museum of Art Interim Director Fred Bidwell, Kyushu National Museum Director Mr. Miwa, and Principal Officer of the United States Consulate Yuriy R. Fedkiw.

 

Clockwise from top left: Street pole flags promoting the new exhibition; an image of Sherman Lee, former director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, inside the Kyushu National Museum; Japanese media previewing the exhibition for the first time; a glimpse at the gallery.

 

The grand entrance into the exhibition. L-R: Strean, Miwa, Bidwell, and Vilbar. 
Art object image pictured: God of Thunder, mid-1600s. Workshop of Tawaraya Sotatsu (Japanese, c. 1600-1640). Six-panel screen, ink color and gold dust on paper, Image - h:150.40 w:343.00 cm (h:59 3/16 w:135 inches). Overall - h:162.40 w:355.80 cm (h:63 7/8 w:140 1/16 inches) Panel - h:162.40 w:59.20 cm (h:63 7/8 w:23 1/4 inches) with frame - h:165.60 w:358.60 cm (h:65 3/16 w:141 1/8 inches). Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 2004.86.

 

Admired from Afar: Masterworks of Japanese Painting from the Cleveland Museum of Art is on view at the Kyushu National Museum through August 31, 2014. For a complete list of objects from the CMA's collection on view as part of this exhibition, click here

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