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From majestic folding screens to delicate handscrolls, from the quiet dignity of Buddhist icons to the calligraphic expressiveness of Zen landscape, the works in this exhibition explore the unique aesthetic sensibilities offered by Japanese secular and sacred painting from the thirteenth century to the nineteenth century.

***Lectures: All lectures are held in the Arthur M. Loew Auditorium on the lower level of the museum and are free and open to the public.


Opening Lecture and Reception: April 8, Saturday, 4 PM
"Beyond the Surface: Materiality and Visuality in Japanese Painting"
Anne Nishimura Morse, Curator of Japanese Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
*** A reception will follow in the Kim Gallery
Lecture: April 12, Wednesday, 5:30 PM
"Heian-Period Yamato-e and Depictions of the Tale of Genji"
Anne Rose Kitagawa, Assistant Curator of Japanese Art
Harvard University Art Museums
ArtVenture: April 29, Saturday, 10 AM
"Japanese Scrolls Unroll, Screens Unfold"
For children ages 8 and older. Space is limited.
For information, call (603)646-1469

Workshop for Dartmouth Students: May 3, Wednesday, 5-7 p.m.
Would you like to get away from the hustle and bustle of Dartmouth life for a couple of hours? Would you enjoy meditating over majestic folding screens and delicate hanging scrolls dating from the thirteenth through nineteenth century Japan, and then creating your own work of art in the Japanese style? If the answer is yes, then don't miss this workshop designed especially for Dartmouth students to explore the exhibit: "Screens and Scrolls: Japanese Art from the Ackland Art Museum."

"Screens and Scrolls" is an exhibition that features three basic Japanese art forms: hanging scrolls, hand scrolls, and wall-size screens. The content of the screens and scrolls range from the quiet dignity of Buddhist icons to the calligraphic expressiveness of Zen landscape. This two hour workshop begins in the galleries with an exploration of the works led by a trained Hood Museum of Art Student Docent. The second part will take place in a studio where you will learn basic Japanese painting techniques and create your own Sumi-e painting. NO PREVIOUS ART EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED!

Workshop facilitator will be Stefanie Tjaden '00.

REGISTRATION: There will be a $2 fee for this workshop to cover the cost of studio supplies. Enrollment is limited to 12. To register for the workshop or for more information, please blitz Stefanie Tjaden.

Lecture: May 9, Tuesday, 4:30 PM
"Imitation and Originality: Japanese Literati Painting"
Victoria Weston, Assistant Professor of Asian Art
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Family Day: May 21, Sunday, 12-5 PM
"Japan Unfolds"
For children ages 6 to 12 and their adult companions.
For information, call (603)646-1469
Gallery Talk: May 24, Wednesday, 5 PM
"Redefining Legitimacy: The Emergence of Ukiyo-e Painting"
Allen Hockley, Assistant Professor of Art History
Introductory Tours: April 15, May 20, June 3, Saturdays, 2 P.M.


Screens and Scrolls has been organized and circulated by the Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Presentation at the Hood Museum of Art has been made possible through the generous support of the Marie-Louise and Samuel R. Rosenthal Fund and the Hansen Family Fund.


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