Masterpieces of Japanese Lacquerware

March 23 – June 13, 2010

From the Collection of Dr. Elizabeth E. Force

This exhibition presents over 60 sumptuously decorated lacquerwares from the 18th and 19th centuries, including carrying cases (inrō), inkstone writing sets, incense containers and incense guessing-game boxes, boxes for storing documents, poem slips, and scroll paintings, and many more fine lacquerware objects from the collection of Dr. Elizabeth E. Force. A catalog of the show is also available. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation.