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Flowers of the Four Seasons: Ten Centuries of Art from the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture

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Flowers of the Four Seasons, late 18th–early 19th century, Japan (detail) Ink and Color on Gold Leaf 36.7 X 95.2 In. © Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture, 1995.001
Flowers of the Four Seasons: Ten Centuries of Art from the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture

2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94720
August 25th, 2010 - December 12th, 2010
Opening: August 25th, 2010 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
East Bay
EMAIL:  
bampfa@berkeley.edu
PHONE:  
510.642.0808
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 11am-7pm; Friday, Saturday 11am-9pm
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
University of California Berkeley
TAGS:  
japanese art, japanese culture painting landscape, traditional, sculpture
COST:  
$10 for adults (18-64), $7 for non-UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, young adults (13-17) and senior citizens (65 & over); Free for BAM/PFA members, children under 12, and UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff

DESCRIPTION

New Exhibition
Flowers of the Four Seasons: Ten Centuries of Art from the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture
August 25–December 12

A dazzling array of Japan’s greatest artistic traditions from ancient to modern will be presented in BAM/PFA’s major fall exhibition Flowers of the Four Seasons: Ten Centuries of Art from the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture. The Clark Center of Hanford, California, and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive will collaborate in bringing one of the most significant collections of Japanese art in America to the Bay Area with a presentation of more than 100 works of art. The exhibition will cover the broad collecting interests of the center’s founder, fourth-generation San Joaquin Valley resident Willard Clark, whose passion for Japan’s art and culture has resulted in a collection representing all major areas of artistic endeavor, with dates ranging from the late Heian period to the twenty-first century. Selections from the collection will be organized thematically, addressing topics of Buddhist art, literati painting, the natural environment, everyday life, bamboo sculpture, and contemporary ceramics, as well as works that celebrate a uniquely Japanese sense of humor. 



Flowers of the Four Seasons: Ten Centuries of Art from the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture is organized jointly by the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture and is co-curated by Andreas Marks, Clark Center director, and Julia M. White, senior curator of Asian Art at BAM/PFA.

The exhibition accompanies the August 26 lecture given by Timon Screech entitled Collecting and Viewing in the Edo Period: Some Thoughts on the Ownership and Display of Paintings (7 p.m. in the museum theater).