NEW YORK, April 28, 2020 — Experience "The Art of Impermanence: Japanese Works from the John C. Weber Collection and Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection" from your own home in this video tour of Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition.
Through masterpieces of calligraphy, painting, sculpture, ceramics, lacquers, and textiles the exhibition examines Japan's unique and nuanced references to transience. Objects in the exhibition span from the Jōmon period to the twentieth century. From images that depict the cycle of the four seasons and red Negoro lacquer worn so it reveals the black lacquer beneath, to the gentle sadness evoked in the words of wistfully written poems, the exhibition demonstrates that much of Japan's greatest art alludes directly or indirectly to the transient nature of life. (14 min., 6 sec.)