'Hakuin in Suruga'

/ Feb 6, 2018

'Hakuin in Suruga'

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Feb. 10-March 25 The monk Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768), recognized for reviving the Rinzai School of Zen Buddhism and popularizing Zen culture, joined Shoinji Temple Suruganokuni-harajuku (present-day Numazu, Shizuoka) at the age of 15. Later, after a pilgrimage that took him across Japan, he returned to ...

'Wang Xizhi and Japanese Calligraphy'

/ Feb 6, 2018

'Wang Xizhi and Japanese Calligraphy'

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Feb. 10-April 8 In this exhibition that celebrates the evolution of Japanese writing, the ancient Chinese aristocrat and calligraphy master Wang Xizhi (303-361) is credited for refining handwriting styles — in particular the use of cursive and semi-cursive scripts — and establishing the basis of ...

'Paddington Bear'

/ Jan 30, 2018

'Paddington Bear'

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Feb. 8-March 4 It was a teddy bear that writer Michael Bond gave to his wife as a Christmas gift that inspired "A Bear Called Paddington," which was published in 1958 to become the first of a hugely popular series of children's books. Now, the ...

'Building Romance'

/ Jan 16, 2018

'Building Romance'

Jan. 20-April 8 Inspired by 19th-century European bildungsroman literature, the title of this exhibition suggests that after the 20th century, artists often avoided expressing the emotion and compassion that once consumed the romanticists. Looking at new forms of "romance" through our relationships with family, partners and ...