Saturday, August 29, 2009

Preparations for Japanese Netsuke Exhibition Underway

Sarah Gadd, museum registrar (l), and Rachel Miller,
assistant curator (r), place more than 100 Japanese netsuke in casework.

Photo courtesy of the UW Art Museum.

Comprised of the entire Huey G. and Phyllis T. Shelton Collection of Inada Ichiro Netsuke, Ichiro: Netsuke, A Life's Work opens to the public on Sept. 5. The special collection was gifted to the Art Museum earlier this year and is accompanied by the recently published catalog, Ichiro: Master Netsuke Carver (Paragon Books, 2009; Norman Sandfield and Huey Shelton).

Netsuke scholar Norman Sandfield will conduct a Gallery Walk Through followed by a book signing on Fri., Sept. 11, at 4 pm. The opening reception for this and other new exhibitions is from 6 - 8 pm that evening.

For more information, visit the Art Museum webpage.

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