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Members-Only Exhibition Opening Lecture: Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan

Lecture with exhibition guest curator Ive Covaci
Nyoirin Kannon. Kamakura period, 13th–early 14th century. Bronze.
Nyoirin Kannon. Kamakura period, 13th–early 14th century. Bronze. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts: Gift of the Clark Center for Japanese Art & Culture, 2013.29.50. Photography: Bridgeman Images

Join guest curator, Ive Covaci, for an inside view of the exhibition Kamakura Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan and its exploration of how sculptures are “brought to life” or “enlivened” by the spiritual connection between exterior form, interior contents, and devotional practice, reflecting the complexity and pluralism of the period. This exhibition marks the first major loan show of Kamakura sculpture in the United States in more than thirty years.

Ive Covaci is a lecturer in Art History at Fairfield University. She received her M.A from Stanford University and Ph.D. from Yale University.

The exhibition catalogue Kamakura Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan is available from AsiaStore.

Free for members. Tickets are distributed at the front desk from 6:00 pm onwards on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Held in conjunction with the exhibition Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan, on view at Asia Society Museum from February 9 to May 8, 2016.

 

 

Event Details

Tue 9 Feb 2016
6:30pm - 7:30pm

725 Park Avenue at 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Free for members. Tickets are distributed at the front desk from 6:00pm onwards on a first-come, first-served basis.