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Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074


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The Allen's collection is particularly strong in 17th century Dutch and Flemish painting, Japanese prints, early modern art, African art, and more.

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Recent Acquisitions in Asian Art

January 24 - July 16, 2017
In West Ambulatory

Recent Acquisitions in Asian Art

January 24 - July 16, 2017
In West Ambulatory

Currently on view is a selection of works the museum has acquired since 2014, but which have not yet been exhibited. One is a scroll of calligraphy and minimalist painting titled Takasago by Yamaoka Tesshū (Japanese, 1836–1888), an artist, swordsman, practitioner of Zen Buddhism, and pivotal figure in the turbulent world of late 19th century Japan. Four lithographs by painter and printmaker Roger Shimomura (American, b. 1939) are confrontational, using subtle irony and absurdist exaggeration to tackle racism and stereotypes.

Also on view are recently acquired ceramic works by two contemporary Japanese artists: Wada Akira’s Sun and Moon, a pair of perfect porcelain spheres; and Shio Kusaka’s stoneware jar titled (stripe 99), a work of robust elegance, with understated colors and abstract, linear patterns formed through texture and glaze.


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