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Looking West, Finding East

Aug 20 2010 – Feb 12 2012

Seattle Asian Art Museum

Tateuchi Galleries

This new installation highlights the special relationship between Japan and the Northwest at the dawn of the jet age. Three galleries showcase modern Japanese prints from the 50s and 60s, together with sculptures and paintings by Northwest masters George Tsutakawa and Paul Horiuchi. Also on display are modern and contemporary ceramics by Yanagihara Mutsuo, whose work playfully challenges our notion of a restrained Japanese aesthetic.

—Catherine Roche, Interim Assistant Curator for Asian Art

Educational Resources
To explore this exhibition a little deeper, download our bibliography.

Boot Form, Yanagihara Mutsuo, Japanese, born 1934, stoneware, 18 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 12 in., Gift of Anne Gerber, 2000.213, © Mutsuo Yanagihara.

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