DAM's All That Glistens: A Century of Japanese Lacquer

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The 30 artworks in this exhibition reveal the versatility of lacquer as a media used by Japanese artists to create containers, trays, plaques, braziers and screens made by applying lacquer to wood, bamboo, cloth, paper and other materials. A wide range of techniques are represented, demonstrating how lacquer was used during the last century to create objects of enduring beauty.

The selected artworks reflect the changing styles and tastes of successive generations of lacquer artists who produced designs incorporating plants, animals and elements of nature. The works in the exhibition are recent acquisitions in the DAM’s Asian art collection.

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Visual Arts

11/18/2012 - 10/05/2014