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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

4.25.2012

Colorful Realm Hours Extended

 [Details from the paintings of 18th-century artist Itō Jakuchū as seen in the NGA's
 Colorful Realm  podcast.]


[Image via the NGA gift shop.]

Following their six-year-long restoration, the 30-scroll set of 18th-century flora and fauna paintings by artist Itō Jakuchū have been on view for nearly a month at the National Gallery of Art in Colorful Realm -- an unprecedented loan exhibition from Japan (more on the show here). For Colorful Realm's final days, April 27, 28, and 29, the museum is extending public viewing hours until 8 p.m. If you can't experience the exhibition in person, sneak a peek via the podcast and then check out the companion catalogue.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This exhibit was absolutely stunning. The detail in the scrolls was unbelievable...