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Exhibition

Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum

March 7, 2014–June 8, 2014


Due to popular demand, we have extended the chance to win a pair of tickets to the sold out Tadao Ando lecture though June 8! Sign up when you visit for a chance to win.

Please also enjoy our cash bar during Free Friday 6-9PM on June 6th.

The Silver Wind: The Arts of Sakai Hōitsu exhibition catalog will also be available at a $20/$15 members discount with Gallery admission through June 8. (Regular price $40.)


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 are on view for the first time in decades, others for the first time ever. 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.



Video



Join Japan Society Gallery Director Miwako Tezuka as she guides viewers through time and space to explore Japanese art, culture, and history using works from Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum as signposts along the way.


Image Gallery





Interested in the history of Ainu? On July 15, see Unforgiven (dir. Sang-il Lee) for a look at the history of Ainu people in Japan through a Western lens. Part of JAPAN CUTS 2014.

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: Photo © Richard Goodbody.

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