Looking East: Western Art and the Allure of Japan
Ingram Gallery, Frist Center for Visual Arts
The Frist Center will be the first museum to present Looking East: Western Art and the Allure of Japan. The exhibition, which will later be seen in Japan, Canada, and San Francisco, explores the fruitful encounter between East and West known as “Japonisme” and features works by Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch and the furniture of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art
Cheekwood Preserve and Gardens
Since 1967, six bamboo artists have been named Living National Treasures. Only two living bamboo artists —Modern Twist’s Katsushiro Sōhō (2005) and Fujinuma Noboru (2012)—currently hold this title. Modern Twist was curated by Dr. Andreas Marks, Director and Chief Curator of the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture and organized by International Arts & Artists (IA&A), Washington, DC.