Gifts of Gold: The Art of Japanese Lacquer Boxes

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March 21 2020 - May 15 2020

1073 N. Benson Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
203-254-4000

PRICE: Free

PHONE: 203-254-4000

TIME: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm

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Bellarmine Hall Galleries. January 16-May 15, 2020. Museum Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gifts of Gold: The Art of Japanese Lacquer Boxes will introduce viewers to the medium, functions, decorative techniques, and symbolic associations of Japanese lacquer by presenting approximately twenty exquisite works ranging from the 15th through the 21st centuries, complemented by a few select paintings. The exhibition will consist of four groupings with the following themes: 1) forms in black and red 2) seasonal and auspicious motifs 3) poetic and literary associations 4) materials and techniques. Objects in the exhibition are drawn from institutional and private collections, as well as featuring a 19th century writing box recently acquired by the Fairfield University Art Museum.

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