Five Thousand Years of Japanese Art: Treasures from the Packard Collection
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


This exhibition celebrates the 35th anniversary of the acquisition of more than 400 works of Japanese art from collector Harry G. C. Packard (1914-1991). The acquisition had instantly transformed the Museum into an institution with one of the finest collections of its kind in the West, comprised of encyclopedic holdings from the Neolithic period through the 19th century.

More than 220 works are on display, showcasing the collection’s particular strengths in archaeological artifacts, Buddhist iconographic scrolls, screen paintings of the Momoyama and Edo periods (16th—19th century), and sculptures of the Heian and Kamakura periods (ninth—14th century), as well as a comprehensive selection of ceramics.

December 17, 2009 through June 6, 2010
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New York, NY 10028-0198
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