Kyoto: A Place in Art

June 22, 2010–October 17, 2010

Founded at the end of the 8th century, the city of Kyoto served as Japan’s imperial capital for centuries, and continues to be regarded as its cultural capital today.

This exhibition explores why this magical city remains the center of Japanese traditional culture.

Works by painters representing art movements closely associated with Kyoto, Kyoto textiles, photographs of Kyoto gardens by one of Japan’s best known photographers, woodblock prints, ceramics, and more make up this exhibition, which includes a pair of 18th century folding screens depicting in fascinating detail the lives of the city’s inhabitants from all parts of the social spectrum.

Exhibits funded in part by the the Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation and Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation.