September 13 -December 8, 2019
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Along with the international reappreciation of Japanese crafts, the beauty and expressive form of bamboo work is attracting global attention. Among others, the collection of Japanese bamboo work built by Mr. and Mrs. Abbey in New York is known as the Abbey Collection. The 2017 exhibition commemorating the promised donation of the collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art attracted more than 400 thousand visitors and public attention. The first “homecoming” exhibition in Japan featuring the Abbey Collection, this show will present seventy pieces selected from the collection along with modern masterpieces from the Crafts Gallery’s collection to illustrate the charm of free formal beauty of bamboo work.
The Abbey Collection, “Promised Gift of Diane and Arthur Abbey to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.”