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Aerial View of Arthur M. Sackler Pavilion, by Tinsley, Jeff, 1987, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 87-7964-23 or 87-7964.23.

November 21, 1993

Contemporary Porcelain from Japan opens at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The exhibition of thirty vessels by thirty Japanese artists celebrates The Japan Foundation's gift of these masterworks to the Sackler Gallery. The exhibition emphasizes the crafting of porcelain as a living art.More

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