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The Most Impressive Dragon in the MFA

  • 09 Apr 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston

The Most Impressive Dragon in the MFA

Commemorate the 55th Anniversary of the Kyoto-Boston sister city relationship and immerse yourself in the 35-foot wide, five-foot tall swirl of Dragon and Clouds by the eccentric 18th-century Kyoto artist Soga Shōhaku. Join the curator and a conservator of this extraordinary set of sliding-door paintings, reinstalled at the MFA in March after a hugely popular tour of Japan, for a discussion about the artist, the MFA’s unparalleled collection of his works, the role of dragons in Japanese culture and details of the two-year conservation process.

Phillip Meredith, Higashiyama Kaii Conservator of Japanese Paintings, Asian Conservation

Anne Nishimura Morse, William and Helen Pounds Senior Curator of Japanese Art

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Remis Auditorium, 161
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5523


*Tickets on sale January 2, 2014 at 10am. To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.


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