POINTS OF DEPARTURE: TREASURES OF JAPAN FROM THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM
March 7, 2014–June 8, 2014
“A radically reorienting show…gives you a new way to navigate Japanese art.” – The New York Times
See the exhibition during the following weeks of Points of Departure, and enjoy these special offers from Japan Society Gallery:
Admission includes a chance to win pair tickets to our Annual Sake Tasting (June 12)!
Admission includes a chance to win pair tickets to the Japan Cuts 2014 Opening Night Screening and reception (July 10)!
May 27-June 1
Admission includes a chance to win pair tickets for the Tadao Ando lecture (June 26)!
Friday evenings from 6-9PM from May 16 through June 8, a cash bar will be open.
The Silver Wind: The Arts of Sakai Hōitsu exhibition catalog will also be available at a $20/$15 members discount with Gallery admission through June 8. (Regular price $40.)
A dazzling array of objects from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection of Japanese art comes together in this unprecedented collaboration between the museum and Japan Society Gallery. More than 2,000 years of art-making history are detailed in 71 paintings, prints, screens, sculptures, and decorative objects. The exhibition showcases the history of the Brooklyn collection while also illuminating its particular strengths in lesser known but revelatory artifacts like delicate bark fiber robes, beaded jewelry and wood carvings made by the Ainu people of northern Japan. Many objects are on view for the first time in decades, others for the first time ever. The works, framed around the four cardinal directions of north, south, east, and west, become points of departure from the myth of a homogeneous Japan.
$12; students & seniors $10, Japan Society members & children under 16 free. Admission is free to all on Friday nights, 6-9 pm.
Tues.-Thurs. 11 am-6 pm; Fri. 11 am-9 pm; Sat. & Sun. 11 am-5 pm, closed Mon. & major holidays.
Starting Fri., March 7, through Sun., June 8, 2014, docent-led walk-in tours will be conducted Tues.-Sun. at 2:30 pm and Fri. evenings at 7 pm. Japanese language tours will be conducted Friday nights at 6 pm. Tours are free with admission and are approximately one hour in duration.
Pre-K-12th grade school groups can schedule object-centered, one-hour Gallery lessons Tuesday–Friday by appointment. For more information about arranging group tours, please call (212) 715-1223. Two weeks advance request recommended.
Japan Society Gallery Associate Cory Campbell leads listeners on an audio tour through Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum.
All exhibition-related programs are held at Japan Society.