The Sound of One Hand: Paintings and Calligraphy by Zen Master Hakuin
Friday, October 1, 2010 — Sunday, January 9, 2011
Widely acknowledged as the leading Zen master of the last five centuries, Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768) was also the most significant Zen artist of his time. He not only expressed the mind and heart of Zen for monks and lay followers (it was he who first asked "What is the sound of one hand?") but also reached out to the entire population with his painting and calligraphy. For this first exhibition in the West devoted to Hakuin, 78 of his scrolls will be gathered from collections in the United States and Japan. Organized in collaboration with New Orleans Museum of Art, and curated by Audrey Yoshiko Seo and Professor Stephen Addiss.
View an image gallery from the exhibition
The Sound of One Hand Catalogue Order Form (PDF)
Tuesday-Thursday 11 am - 6 pm; Friday 11 am - 9 pm;
Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 5 pm;
Closed Mondays & 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, 1/1.
Docent-led walk-in tours are conducted Tuesday-Sunday at 12:30 PM. Free Japanese language tours available every Friday night at 6pm, no appointment necessary. Tours are free with admission and are approximately one hour in duration. To arrange group tours, call (212) 715-1224.
$12; students & seniors $10; Japan Society members and children under 16 free.
Admission is free on Friday nights, 6 - 9 PM (No Free Friday 10/29).
Support for the exhibition at Japan Society has been provided by the E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Chris A. Wachenheim, Edward and Anne Studzinski, and the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation, and an anonymous donor. The Education Program, Responding to… The Sound of One Hand: Paintings and Calligraphy by Zen Master Hakuin, is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Exhibitions at Japan Society are also made possible in part by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and the Friends of the Gallery. Japan Society also wishes to thank The W. L. S. Spencer Foundation for its catalogue support.
oxherding is made possible in part by contributions from Brian Sweeney, Max Gimblett, and an anonymous donor.