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Gallery Talk: In Praise of Shadows



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  • Free with museum admission

Join a conversation about Japanese philosophical concepts such as “Ma,” “Mu,” and “Wa,” and explore how they’re expressed through the arts. Educator Saira Chambers examines the rich cultural meaning of these these monosyllabic yet complex concepts, which can sometimes be found in spaces we cannot see or that might be considered “empty.”

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