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'Zen Buddhism and the Arts of Japan'

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Zen art is known for its elegant simplicity, embodied in the many paintings and calligraphies in this exhibit that consist of black ink on white paper or silk. With a few brushstrokes, Zen monks create expressions of enlightenment, from a simple circle to an image of Zen's Indian founder Bodhidharma.

These works from the Kagetsu An Collection show a wide range of Zen art from Japan's Edo period (1600-1868) to the twentieth century. Among these pieces are painting and calligraphy by such prominent Zen figures as Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768), Sengai Gibon (1750-1837), and Nakahara Nantenbo (1839-1925), who were both great artists and great Zen masters.

CURATED BY AND ON LOAN FROM:
Dr. John Fong

ASSOCIATE CURATOR:
Dr. Megan Bryson
Department of Religious Studies, UTK

TEA CEREMONY SET LOANED BY:
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Delray Beach, Florida

EXHIBITION SPONSORS:
Aletha and Clayton Brodine Museum Fund
Arts and Heritage Fund, Knoxville, Tennessee
UT Knoxville Ready for the World International and Intercultural Awareness Initiative

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