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Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland proudly presents Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, running Sunday, February 23–Sunday through May 11, 2014.  This unique and celebrated exhibition displays a wide range of contemporary Japanese ceramic vessels produced for the traditional art of ikebana flower arranging. 

Japan’s contemporary ceramic artists draw on traditions begun thousands of years ago as they create containers for the presentation of flowers. Inspired in part by Japan’s distinctive ikebana flower arranging styles, the extraordinary ceramics on display in Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics exist in unique harmony with these floral traditions. With dramatic designs both traditional and contemporary, this exhibition celebrates the works of many of Japan’s greatest living ceramic artists.

Comprised almost exclusively of vases drawn from the Betsy and Robert Feinberg Collection, we explore the ways in which contemporary ceramic artists have challenged and come to understand the vessel as a support for flowers.  Responding to Japan’s ikebana flower arranging traditions and to  the distinctive design aspects of the Japanese interior, the ceramics in this exhibition reveal the beauty and power that has distinguished Japan’s contemporary ceramic artists.

For more information, visit http://thewalters.org/exhibitions/ikebana/

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, International

Event Venue

The Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 547-9000

  • Sunday, February 23, 2014
  • Monday, February 24, 2014
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