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Graceful Gestures

Graceful Gestures

A Decade of Collecting Japanese Art

September 29, 2001–March 10, 2002

Focusing on more than one hundred Japanese works of art, many of which were either purchased or donated during the past ten years, this installation celebrates individual donors and the members of the Friends of Asian Art whose commitment to Japanese works and the Department of Asian Art has enabled the Museum both to enrich its holdings and to further appreciation of Japanese art. The diverse works on view, which date from the Jomon period (ca. 10,500–300 B.C.) to the twentieth century, include screens, sculpture, pottery, lacquer, hanging scrolls and hand scrolls, prints, furniture, textiles, inro, and glass.