Japanese Painting & Calligraphy: Highlights from the Collection
Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 12
Despite its recent expansion, the Saint Louis Art Museum (www.slam.org
) does not have enough space to display all the art in its various collections. This is why exhibitions are rotated periodically, and it's also why the new show Japanese Painting & Calligraphy: Highlights from the Collection
is noteworthy. A pair of folding screens painted by Kaihō Yūshō in the sixteenth century are the main draw, having not been on display for seven years. Yūshō painted an ethereal landscape using ink and gold that represents the illusory nature of the material world. Japanese Painting and Calligraphy
is on display Tuesday through Sunday (August 19 to February 12) in gallery 225. Admission is free.