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Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
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The Heart of Zen Member Viewing Hours

All members are invited to experience The Heart of Zen during dedicated Member Viewing Hours throughout the exhibition.

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Captivating in their simplicity, the ink paintings Six Persimmons and Chestnuts have rarely been publicly exhibited. Painted in China and attributed to the 13th-century monk Muqi, they have been treasured for centuries at Daitokuji Ryokoin Zen temple in Kyoto, Japan; this is their first showing in the United States. The Heart of Zen offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience these venerated paintings in person, as well as providing a rare glimpse into the world of a Japanese Zen temple.

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Organizers & Sponsors

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, Glen S. and Sakie T. Fukushima, Marsha S. Handley, Lore Harp McGovern, 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. 

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