Sōtatsu: Making Waves

October 24, 2015 – January 31, 2016
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Discover Tawaraya Sōtatsu, one of the most influential yet elusive figures in the history of Japanese visual culture. Sōtatsu: Making Waves is the first exhibition outside Japan to tell his story—a once-in-a lifetime experience in which two of the artist’s most important paintings, the Freer’s Waves at Matsushima and Dragons and Clouds, will be on public view.

Sōtatsu: Making Waves is co-organized by the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Japan Foundation.
The exhibition is supported by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. Special thanks to Tokyo University of the Arts.
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The Freer is closed for renovation and reopening in 2017. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.