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Exclusive to Cleveland: Second rotation of 'Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art' opens at CMA

Posted: 1:19 PM, May 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-21 13:19:04-04
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CLEVELAND — The second rotation of the internationally-acclaimed exhibition, Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art, which features art work from outside of Japan for the first time, will be available for viewing to the public on Thursday, May 23.

Nearly half of the works on view during the first rotation will be replaced with entirely new works for the second rotation.

The exhibition features art exemplifying Shinto, which is Japan's unique belief system focused on the divine phenomena called kami. The exhibition is an expression of the everyday engagement of people with divinities in their midst, according to a release from the museum.

Inside the exhibition about 125 works in different media—from calligraphy, painting, sculpture, costume and decorative arts— are a collection of more than 20 religious institutions and museums in Japan. The art comes from the Nara National Museum in Japan and U.S. institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Because the Japanese government requires work designated as Important Cultural Properties be shown for no more than several weeks each year, the exhibition had to be shown in two rotations: April 9 to May 19 and May 23 to June 30.

Tickets purchased during the first rotation that ran from April 9-May 19 can be redeemed to view the second rotation for free. Ticket holders have to present their original ticket or order confirmation receipt on site to redeem.

Adults are $10, seniors and college students $8, adult group rate $7, children 6–17 and member guests $5, children 5 and under and CMA members free.

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