The Crow Museum of Asian Art and The University of Texas at Dallas will present the exhibition "Hands and Earth: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics," featuring works by the country’s greatest ceramicists, including seven artists deemed “Living National Treasures” by the Japanese government, for the very last time on Sunday, January 5th.
Showcasing a range of shapes, glazes, and surface treatments, these ceramics reflect a duality of character, blending ingenuity with a dynamic relationship and deep respect for tradition. Most of the works on view are by masters who are living and practicing today. Current Japanese ceramic artists are widely considered among the most aesthetically and technically innovative in the world, yet their works often mirror the vibrant artistic tradition that began thousands of years ago.
Since 1950, the Japanese government has bestowed the title of “Living National Treasure” (LNT) upon its practicing artists who have attained the highest level of mastery in their chosen fields of discipline. Of the thirty-five artists whose works are being shown in this exhibition, seven have been honored with this designation. This exhibition marks the first time these world-class masterpieces are being displayed together publicly in Texas.
Marking the first time these world-renowned pieces are to be displayed publicly in North Texas, this exhibition will feature an in-depth selection of important works by master Japanese ceramic artists of the last 80 years. Visitors will enjoy a rare opportunity to see significant examples of avant-garde approaches to clay in a range of shapes and glazes.
The exhibit draws from the collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz, who has amassed an important encyclopedic collection of major Japanese modern and contemporary ceramics. Their collection of over 1,000 works is the largest, public or private, of contemporary Japanese ceramics outside of Japan.
We invite you to discover a whole new side of us and possibly a whole new side of yourself. The museum is always free; however, we appreciate donations online or in person. For more information about the Crow Museum of Asian Art’s exhibits, visit www.crowcollection.org.
At Firewheel Town Village Apartments in Garland, Texas, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.
Sunday, January 5, 2020—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Crow Museum of Asian Art
2010 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201