Discover the artist behind some of Zen’s most celebrated masterpieces in this special presentation by a curator of Chinese painting from the Kyoto National Museum.
Image: Returning Sails off a Distant Shore, attributed to Muqi. China, Southern Song dynasty, 13th century. Hanging scroll, ink on paper. Kyoto National Museum. Important Cultural Property. Photo by Okada Ai.
The Heart of Zen is organized by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in partnership with Daitokuji Ryokoin Temple and with assistance from the Kyoto National Museum. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Presentation is made possible with the generous support of Barbara Bass Bakar, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Fred Eychaner Fund, and the Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation. Additional support is provided by Kathy Bissinger, Marsha S. Handley, John S. Osterweis, The Japan Foundation, and Michael and Ginger Hu. Public programs for this exhibition are supported by Target.
Sustained support generously provided by the Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Endowment Fund for Exhibitions.