Image credit: Chinese, Qing dynasty, imperial censer in shape of ancient ritual food container (gui), (detail), 1736–1795, enamel cloisonné, 3-1/2 x 6 in. Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Gift of James R. Hebden in memory of Ruth Hebden, 1997.82.
Mastering Materials: Rare Objects from the IMA’s Asian Collection
This exhibition features groupings of intricate artworks masterfully created from a wide array of materials including: wood, lacquer, ivory, bone, horn, paper, metal and stone. These materials were used to make objects that served a variety of purposes across multiple cultures. These intriguing treasures and curios herald from the IMA’s permanent collection, and many have not been on display for more than 50 years.
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Vibrant Line: Works on Paper by Tanaka, Shinoda, and TawaraVibrant Line: Works on Paper by Tanaka, Shinoda, and Tawara
Three very different, modern Japanese artists stay inside the lines to express what’s possible with ink on paper—from photo realistic etchings of old rural Japan to calligraphy influenced by abstract expressionism
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