The Museum presents an elegant survey of Japanese visual culture with a focus on the uniquely Japanese interpretation of form and aesthetics in art and objects of daily use. Encompassing the fields of painting, print-making, architecture, furniture, fashion and ceramic wares over a span of two hundred years, Japanese Design for the Senses showcases the bold simplicity and graphic power of Japanese design that have influenced modern aesthetics worldwide since the first wave of Japonisme hit European Shores in the late nineteenth century. Featured in this exhibit is the extraordinary studio furniture of Yoko Zeltserman-Miyaji. In Ma: Defining Space, Zeltserman-Miyaji’s elegant shelving and storage systems reflect the inspiration of the staggered, asymmetrical shelving, or chigai-dana, found in traditional Japanese storage chests.
Tue., March 3, 2015