Suzuki Kiitsu (Japanese, 1796–1858), Rising Dragon and Mt. Fuji, 1800-1865, ink and gold on paper, 63-1/2 × 33-1/4 in. (image) 86-1/4 × 43-3/8 in. (overall). Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Crane Fund, 2000.38.
A Brush with Beauty
Japanese Paintings in Ink, Color, and Gold
The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields has one of the best collections of Edo period (1600-1868) Japanese paintings in the United States. This exhibition will feature the best of the Edo collection, as well as masterpieces across 700 years of Japanese painting. The rich collection features signature paintings by important artists from all the major schools of Japanese painting and will form the centerpiece of a year of exhibitions and programs (indoors and out) inspired by Japan. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
A Brush with Beauty Exhibition Opening Celebration
Join us for the opening celebration of our special exhibition A Brush with Beauty: Japanese Paintings in Ink, Color, and Gold.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Lead support is provided by Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, and the Jan B. Rubin Art Exhibition Fund.
Lead support for conservation is provided by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. Transport of paintings in need of conservation to specialists in Japan provided by Helmi & Ron Banta, Mr. Michael R. Bilderback & Dr. Silvia Campos - Bilderback, Pegg & Michael Kennedy, and Blake Lee & Carolyn Lytle Neubauer.