Hands and Earth: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics (March 9, 2019-January 4, 2020)
The Crow Museum of Asian Art is proud to present the forthcoming exhibition Hands and Earth: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics. Featuring an in-depth selection of important works by Japanese ceramic artists of the last eighty years, the exhibition will showcase a range of shapes, glazes, and surface treatments. Most are by masters who are living and practicing today.
The ceramics reflect a duality of character, blending ingenuity with a dynamic relationship and deep respect for tradition. Current Japanese ceramic artists are widely considered among the most aesthetically and technically innovative in the world, yet their works often mirror the vibrant artistic tradition that began thousands of years ago. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see such significant examples of avant-garde approaches to clay by major artists.
Since 1950, the Japanese government has bestowed the title of “Living National Treasure” upon its practicing artists who have attained the highest level of mastery in their chosen fields of discipline. Of the thirty-five artists whose works will be shown in this exhibition, seven have been honored with this designation. Hands and Earth: Contemporary Japanese Ceramicswill mark the first time these world-renowned pieces are displayed together publicly in Texas.
The exhibition draws from the collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz, who have amassed an important encyclopedic collection of major Japanese modern and contemporary ceramics. Their collection of more than 1,000 works is the largest, public or private, of contemporary Japanese ceramics outside of Japan.
Anyone with an appreciation for Japanese art or the blend of traditional and cutting-edge ceramic techniques will enjoy this unique opportunity to see these world-class masterpieces in the intimate setting of the newly remodeled Crow Museum of Asian Art.
Hands and Earth: Contemporary Japanese Ceramicsis presented by ORIX Americas Miyauchi Charitable Foundation.
Jacob Hashimoto: Clouds and Chaos (September 28, 2018 – April 14, 2019) features a large-scale site-specific installation and the U.S. premiere of his latest woodblock prints.
Our Asian Art Museum: The Crow at Twenty (September 28, 2018 – August 11, 2019) connects twenty masterworks from the permanent collection with twenty community and Museum leaders and friends.
The Art of Lacquer (September 28, 2018 – June 23, 2019) introduces lacquerware objects from the Museum’s collection to showcase one of the most enduring and distinctive forms of craftsmanship in the world.
Immortal Landscapes: Jade from the Collection (September 28, 2018 – June 23, 2019) highlights outstanding Chinese carved jade representations of mountain landscapes and forms from nature.
Avatars and Incarnations: Buddhist and Hindu Art from the Collection (September 28, 2018 – February 24, 2019) explores the concept of divine avatars in Hindu and Buddhist art represented in the collection.
Sat February 9, 11am-4pm
Chinese New Year Festival
Hoof it on over to NorthPark Center for the Crow Museum’s 20thannual Chinese New Year Festival celebrating 2019, the Year of the Earth Pig.Pigs are considered a symbol of wealth with their cute chubby faces and big ears, both being signs of good fortune. 2019’s festivities plan to be an absolute pig out with a wealth of activities to help ring in the new year including dragon and lion dances, art making for all ages, and giveaways throughout the Center.
Thu April 4, 2019, 8pm
Reflections and Repercussions: Aki Onda
New York-based artist and composer Aki Onda will create a site-specific performance inspired by Jacob Hashimoto’s Nuvole installation and the museum’s permanent collection. Using light, sound, and other media, the complex relationship between the concrete and the ephemeral is explored. Featuring Queens-based vocal artist Samita Sinha.
This exclusive performance is co-commissioned by the Crow Museum of Asian Art and the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival.