December 10, 2008–September 7, 2009

Celebrating Kyoto

Modern Arts from Boston's Sister City

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston-Kyoto Sister City relationship at this vibrant exhibition focusing on contemporary ceramics and prints created by artists in Kyoto and the surrounding Kansai region. Included are ceramics on loan from private collections, including the magnificent porcelain vase above, Vertical Flower (2007) by Sakurai Yasuko, and ceramics and prints from the Museum’s collection. In addition, contemporary textiles by four Kyoto artists illustrate the rich melding of traditional Japanese textile traditions with innovative processes and methods.