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A Giant Leap: The Transformation of Hasegawa Tohaku
Mar 09-May 06
This special exhibition focuses on the life and legacy of Hasegawa Tohaku - 1539-1610, founder of the Hasegawa school of painting and one of 16th-century Japan's leading artistic innovators. As the first ever exhibition in the U.S. dedicated to Tohaku, A Giant Leap traces the artist's evolution from a provincial painter of Buddhist subjects to a master favored by shogun, samurai, and other cultural luminaries. Vibrantly painted screens and scrolls, including Important Cultural Properties, illustrate Tohaku's dramatic transformation. Steep yourself in the Golden Age of Japanese art and revel in Tohaku's most sumptuous and atmospheric masterpieces in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition.