Asian art

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Kaigetsudō Ando’s “Courtesan”: dressing to stay in+

This essay, penned for the long weekend, is part of...

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Hon’ami Kōetsu’s teabowl+

For the past few weeks, my interaction with HoMA’s collection...

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The Musical Nature of Onchi Kōshirō’s Abstract Prints+

Abstract art can be particularly challenging to discuss. The Abstract...

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The Red Cliff+

A few months ago, most people would be forgiven if...

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In Praise of Mothers+

While chatting on the telephone with my friend the other...

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Maitreya: hope for the future+

Sit. Think. Wait—for the isolation to end, for a future...

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Capturing a sunset: Hiroshige’s “Evening Glow at Seta”+

During this quarantine, many of us spend our free time...

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Yaozen: Hiroshige’s celebration of a fine restaurant in 19th century Japan+

Although neon signs in their windows reassure us that they...

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The Orchid Pavilion+

For better or worse, alcohol consumption has been a fundamental...

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Yōkai and the visualization of disease+

In the past few weeks, as the international pandemic has...

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Social distancing in the context of Japanese art, part 2+

Recently, I wrote about how a work of portraiture and...

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Social distancing in the context of Japanese art, part 1+

In addition to the physical danger that it poses, the...

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Compassion embodied by the Bodhisattva Guanyin+

As I write this on April 2, today marks the...

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The Peach Blossom Spring+

Social distancing is by no means a new concept. In...

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The Chinese Exclusion Act and the role of the museum+

As debate continues in the news over terms such as...

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See two ‘Immortal Mountains’ reunited in ‘Contemporary Landscapes’+

Now on view in Contemporary Landscapes: Li Huayi are two paintings, Immortal...

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Talking story across the US about HoMA’s Japanese Print Collection+

James A. Michener giving a lecture at the Academy of Arts....

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Richard Lane Collection research update: ‘It will likely take more than one generation’+

For the past five years, professor Chung Woo Thak from Dongguk University in...

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The Richard Lane Collection—a time machine to the Edo period+

Collector and art dealer Richard Douglas Lane (1926–2002) was a...

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HoMA’s first Okinawan painting is now on view!+

About two months ago, curator of Asian art Shawn Eichman...

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Curator’s notes: In appreciation of the color in Japanese woodblock prints+

In this season of giving thanks, I would like to...

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Staff pick: How the Chinese Art Gallery makes Sarah Fang nostalgic+

Have you seen a film or performance at Doris Duke Theatre...

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Shibata Zeshin: Rebelling against westernization+

If you visit the museum this October, you will discover...

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HoMA adds first Okinawan painting to its collection+

There are some moments in life when the stars align...

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Museum thanks James Imai, old friend of Maki Haku, for donation of prints+

Currently on view in The Robert F. Lange Foundation Gallery...

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Staff Pick: Tyler Wyatt starts with ‘AAAHHH!’ and ends with Ni-ō+

Frequent museum visitors will undoubtedly recognize Visitor Information Center (VIC)...

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