Today in Smithsonian History: November 21, 1993

November 21, 1993 Contemporary Porcelain from Japan opens at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The exhibition of 30 vessels by 30 Japanese artists celebrates The Japan Foundation’s gift of these masterworks to the Sackler Gallery. The exhibition emphasizes the crafting of porcelain as a living art. The distinctive decorations, which range from natural motifs to more abstract designs, were created using iron and cobalt pigments and platinum, gold, and silver enamels.

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives

Posted: 21 November 2018
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