Making Faces: The Remarkable Masks of Master Bidou Yamaguchi

Making Faces: The Remarkable Masks of Master Bidou Yamaguchi
Museum Hours

This exhibition will feature the works of contemporary Japanese artist, Bidou Yamaguchi, a traditionally trained Noh mask carver who has created a body of work inspired by Old Master paintings. Bridging traditional Japanese arts and Western masterworks, this series includes three dimensional masks from two dimensional works such as the Mona Lisa and Girl with the Pearl Earring. The exhibition will unveil the first commissioned work for The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields’ Japanese collection: a mask inspired by, Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait, from about 1629, in the Museum’s Clowes Collection.

Sept. 7, 2018 - Feb. 3, 2019
Indianapolis Museum of Art Galleries
September 6

Exhibition Opening Reception and Lecture with Bidou Yamaguchi and Dr. John Teramoto, Curator of Asian Art

DeBoest Lecture Hall
5:30 VIP event / 6 pm reception / 7 pm lecture

Celebrate the opening of Making Faces: The Remarkable Masks of Master Bidou Yamaguchi and meet the artist as he unveils the first commissioned work for the Japanese collection.

Image Credit: Portrait of Bidou Yamaguchi, 2016. Photo by Kohji Shiiki.