Japanese and Korean Art Reinstallation

Japanese and Korean Art Reinstallation
Museum Hours

Immerse yourself amongst Japanese and Korean art treasures while learning about cultural interactions and influences and the importance of tradition and family lineage to artistic production.  Ponder technical and stylistic innovations while examining contemporary and centuries-old artworks side by side.

This long-awaited reopening of the Asian art galleries will feature Japanese and Korean art from the IMA at Newfields' permanent collection.  Highlights include paintings, ceramics, lacquerware, and metalwork, and with this refreshed gallery space come new works on view for the first time. 

Be sure to visit exciting new acquisitions including a beautiful pair of folding screens by Mochizuki Gyokusen titled Geese and Reeds in Snow; an engaging sculptural piece titled Composite Memories by Japan's foremost female ceramicist, Kishi Eiko; a marvelous thirteenth-century celadon bowl from Korea's Goryeo dynasty (935–1392 CE); and the amazing fittings for a pair of long and short samurai swords.

Opens October 27, 2023
Indianapolis Museum of Art Galleries at Newfields
Included with General Admission and free for Members

Art Credit: Korean (Joseon Dynasty), blue-and-white porcelain jar with phoenix and cloud design, about 1750–1800, porcelain with underglaze cobalt decoration, 16-1/2 × 11-1/2 × 11-1/2 in. Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Don B. and Suzanne K. Earnhart Art Purchase Fund, Jane Weldon Myers Art Fund, 2021.425