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Exhibition

Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum

March 7, 2014–June 8, 2014

"A radically reorienting show…gives you a new way to navigate Japanese art." - The New York Times

A dazzling array of objects from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection of Japanese art comes together in this unprecedented collaboration between the museum and Japan Society Gallery. More than 2,000 years of art-making history are detailed in 71 paintings, prints, screens, sculptures, and decorative objects. The exhibition showcases the history of the Brooklyn collection while also illuminating its particular strengths in lesser known but revelatory artifacts like delicate bark fiber robes, beaded jewelry and wood carvings made by the Ainu people of northern Japan. Many objects have never been shown before, and many more are rarely exhibited. The works, framed around the four cardinal directions of north, south, east, and west, become points of departure from the myth of a homogeneous Japan.

Admission:
$12; students & seniors $10, Japan Society members & children under 16 free. Admission is free to all on Friday nights, 6-9 pm.

Gallery Hours:
Tues.-Thurs. 11 am-6 pm; Fri. 11 am-9 pm; Sat. & Sun. 11 am-5 pm, closed Mon. & major holidays.

Docent-led Tours:
Starting Fri., March 7, through Sun., June 8, 2014, docent-led walk-in tours will be conducted Tues.-Sun. at 2:30 pm and Fri. evenings at 7 pm. Japanese language tours will be conducted Friday nights at 6 pm. Tours are free with admission and are approximately one hour in duration.

Gallery Lessons:
Pre-K-12th grade school groups can schedule object-centered, one-hour Gallery lessons Tuesday–Friday by appointment.  For more information about arranging group tours, please call (212) 715-1223. Two weeks advance request recommended.

Audio Tour:
Japan Society Gallery Associate Cory Campbell leads listeners on an audio tour through Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum

All exhibition-related programs are held at Japan Society.



Exhibition-Related Programs

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Explore Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum with Gallery Associate Cory Campbell in this video highlighting featured works from the exhibition.

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Audio Tour

Points of Departure Audio Tour


Japan Society Gallery Associate Cory Campbell leads listeners on an audio tour through Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum

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This exhibition is organized by Japan Society in collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum.

Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum is generously supported by Chris A. Wachenheim, Raphael and Jane Bernstein, Sebastian and Miki Izzard, Alan and Leslie Beller, Joan B. Mirviss, The Alvin Friedman-Kien and Ryo Toyonaga Foundation, Willard G. Clark, Amy G. Poster, George and Roberta Mann, and the J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York.



Media sponsorship is provided by WNYC.



Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines.




Exhibitions at Japan Society are made possible in part by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund, Director’s Circle members and Friends of the Gallery.
 
Arts & Culture Lecture Programs are made possible by funding from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.

Additional support is provided by Chris A. Wachenheim, and the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund.

Top image: Unknown Artist, Cherry Blossom Viewing Picnic (detail), circa 1624-44 (Edo period). Ink, color, and gold leaf on paper; 39 3/8 x 105 3/8 in. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Fredric B. Pratt, 39.87
 

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