Wind and Waves
Japanese metalworking has a rich and dynamic history. This fall, the distinguished metalware artist Osumi Yukie becomes the Freer|Sackler’s first artist-in-residence in Japanese metalware design. A master of inlay decoration, Osumi works to promote a broader appreciation of and a larger audience for the art of metalworking. In July 2015, she was designated a Living National Treasure of Japan, making her the first woman to receive this recognition for metalwork. An installation of three of her works is on view September 16–November 15, 2015, on Sackler sublevel 1.