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Brush and Ink

Curated by acclaimed contemporary Chinese artist Pan Gongkai, the works were selected based on his personal history, experiences, and dedication to the medium of ink painting. Brush and Ink showcases the evolution of brush and ink painting from the 15th Century to the present day with works that include hand scrolls, hanging scrolls, and fans. Ink painting has a centuries-long history in China that endured many cultural shifts, including a period when the art form was suppressed due to political turmoil. Runs April 29 to September 4.

Quilts and Color from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Exhibition explores sophisticated principles of color theory in the design of quilts ranging from the 19th Century to the early 20th Century. The featured quilts are from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s acclaimed Pilgrim/Roy Quilt Collection. Gerald Roy and his partner the late Paul Pilgrim stumbled into quilt collecting primarily through their interest in contemporary art. After noticing an Amish quilt hanging on a clothesline during a visit to Pennsylvania one summer, Roy and Pilgrim were amazed by the color and became fascinated with early Amish quilts, because they were so reminiscent to the groundbreaking work of later 20th Century Abstract Expressionist and Op Art pioneers.

Quilts and Color will be arranged according to the aspects of color theory, with sections focusing on color contrasts, chromatic vibrations, mixtures, gradations, and harmonies in the quilt designs, and examining innovative optical effects of shape and color, as well as creative variations on more traditional quilt patterns. On view May 28 through September 4.

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