Court and Capital: Art from Asia’s Greatest Cities

May 31, 2017 - December 10, 2017

Japanese woodblock print of bridge over river

The courts and cities of Asia were ― and still are ― some of the largest and most important on earth. This exhibition presents the grand customs and fashions of Asian capitals, and looks at their transition from feudal seats to modern megacities.

A fresh selection of light-sensitive works—including drawings, scrolls, and screens—will be on view after a brief closing (4-7 September 2017).

Court and Capital is part of a groundbreaking re-installation of the Ackland Art Museum’s Asian galleries, presenting the Museum’s acclaimed collection of art from across the continent.

Image Credit: Ando Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858: Twilight Moon at Ryogoku, from Famous Places of the Eastern Capital, 1831/32; color woodblock print. Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gift of Barbara B. Jensen in memory of The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. T.T. Brumbaugh, 2000.5.5.