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"The Art of Twentieth Century Zen: Paintings and Calligraphy
by Japanese Masters"
2000-10-14 until 2001-01-14
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
This exhibition includes more than 70 paintings and
calligraphies created by 14 Japanese Zen masters
(thirteen monks and one nun) who are considered
among the most important Zen artists and teachers of
the modern era. Among them are Nakahara Nantenbo
(Toju Zenchu, 1839-1925), Deiryu Kutsu (Kanshu
Sojun, 1895-1954), Takeda Mokurai (1854-1930),
Yamamoto Gempo (1866-1961), and the present
abbot of Tofukuji temple, Fukushima Keido (born
This is the first exhibition in the United States
devoted to twentieth-century Zen paintings and calligraphy from Japan. The exhibition
is accompanied by a fully illustrated color catalogue published by Shambahala
The exhibition and national tour, organized by the Marsh Art Gallery, University of
Richmond, and co-curated by Audrey Yoshiko Seo and Stephen Addiss, is made
possible in part with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and
the University of Richmond Cultural Affairs Committee.
Ink on paper.