Fun Link Friday: Bamboo art and design

A quickie fun link this week! The New York Times recently did an article highlighting a current exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on bamboo art that looks absolutely stunning. As the Met site states:

Featuring works of Japanese bamboo art dating from the late 19th century to the present—the period when basketry in Japan became recognized as an art form that transcends “craft”—this loan exhibition showcases more than 80 bamboo baskets and sculptures created by accomplished artists, including all six masters who have received the designation “Living National Treasure.” Highlighting key stages in the modern history of Japanese bamboo art, the exhibition is drawn from the Abbey Collection, one of the finest private collections of Japanese baskets and bamboo sculpture; most of the works have never before been presented in public.

The exhibit runs through February, but even if you aren’t in New York, you can check out images of this fantastic showcase through the New York Times article and on the Met website for current exhibits here. Check it out!

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Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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