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The Malevolent and the Serene: Japanese Tea Bowls and Prints from the Collection


Sep 17, 2022
Feb 26, 2023
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Thursday - Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


ASU Art Museum
51 E 10th St, Tempe, AZ 85281
Tempe, 85281
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Art in Focus highlights works from the museum’s permanent collections. This exhibition presents Japanese ceramics and prints, with a focus on ghost stories and tea ceremonies. Woodblock prints by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi are accompanied by ceramic tea bowls and cups from Living National Treasures artists offering audiences an opportunity to learn and appreciate Japans’ contributions to printmaking and craft.

The curatorial team includes Mary-Beth Buesgen curator of collection and archives, Amelia Hay, learning and co-creation specialist and Colin Pearson, Ceramics Research Center academic intern. Special thanks to the Japanese Friendship Garden for their collaboration.

Image credit: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, “The Greedy Old Woman (Don'yoku no baba),” 1865, woodblock print, 14 5/16 × 9 7/16 in. Gift of Darlene Goto.

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