Exhibitions

Exhibitions at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago frequently feature Art of East Asia and may be curated by faculty, and graduate students.  Exhibitions in the past have included:

Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan
Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, September 30, 2010-January 16, 2011
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, February 26-July 31, 2011
Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, September 11, 2011-January 8, 2012
San Diego Museum of Art, February 18-May 27, 2012.
Curated by Katherine Tsiang

Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam Project and Contemporary Chinese Art
Smart Museum of Art, October 2, 2008-January 25, 2009. Curated by Wu Hung

Objects of Inquiry: The Buckley Collection of Japanese ArtJapanese-inro
The Smart Museum of Art, October 4, 2007-January 6, 2008. Curated by Hans Thomsen

Exported Visions: Early Twentieth-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints
The Smart Museum of Art, March 17-June 10, 2007. Curated by Irene Backus

Quiet Revolutions: Modernizing Traditional Art in East Asia
The Smart Museum of Art, May 10-November 6, 2005. Curated by Kris Imants Ercums

The poetry of Shijo Surimono
The Smart Museum of Art, September 17-December 11, 2005. Curated by Hans Thomsen

Taisho Chic: Japanese Modernity, Nostalia, and Deco
The Smart Museum of Art, April 22-June 20, 2004, Organized by the Honolulu Academy of Arts

Visual Mantras: Meditative Traditions in Japanese Buddhist Art
The Smart Museum of Art, October 2-February 22, 2004. Curated by Kris Imants Ercums

Mapping the Sacred: Nineteenth-Century Japanese Buddhist Prints
The Smart Museum of Art, December 13, 2003 – March 28, 2004. Kris Imants Ercums

Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China
Curated by Wu Hung and Christopher Phillips

Exhibition Tour:

  • ICP and Asia Society, New York (June 11-Sept. 5, 2004)
  • Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (Oct. 2, 2004-Jan. 16, 2005)
  • Seattle Art Museum, (Feb. 10-May 15, 2005)
  • Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (March-May, 2006)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Summer 2006)

The Art of Mu Xin: Landscape Paintings and Prison Notes
The Smart Museum of Art, January 24-March 31, 2002

Canceled: Experimental Art in China
The Smart Museum of Art, November 19, 2000 – January 7, 2001

Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century
The Smart Museum of Art, February 18-April 18th, 1999

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