Good As Gold

By Richard Mineards   |   November 15, 2018
Raisa Chiebowski, Michael Imperioli, and Pat Hinds in front of a folding screen with the use of gold that embellishes Japanese works of art in the 17th century (photo by Priscilla)
Joan Davidson, SBMOA trustee; Eik Kahng, deputy director; and chief curator George Wesley to the right of Bellows Oil on canvas “Steaming Streets” 1908 (photo by Priscilla)

Guests at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art certainly had a yen for the latest exhibition.

Paths of Gold: Japanese Landscape and Narrative Paintings from the State Street institution’s extensive collection examines the aesthetics of the art in both private and public interiors.

The colorful show, which runs through February 10, 2019, showcases nine intricate folding screens, scroll pictures, and examples of lacquerware.

The screens are particularly impressive, dating from the late 16th through to the 19th centuries, featuring views of famous places, romanticized historical figures in landscapes, animals, birds, and flora.

Supporters at the show included Robyn Geddes, Lynn Kirst, Karen Lehrer, Barbara Ben-Horin, Mary Garton, Michael Imperioli, Pat Hinds, and Wilson Quarre and Peggy Wiley.

Chock full of Eastern promise.

Doug and Nancy Norberg with Anne and David Gersh, SBMOA trustee beside artist Maurice Utrillo beside of “Notre Dame Dorée” 1911 which is Oil and tempera on paper laid down on canvas (photo by Priscilla)
At the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s exhibit “Paths of Gold” are Susan Tai; Elizabeth Atkins, curator of Asian Art; Gloria Rubin; and Clay Tedeschi, SBMOA trustee in front of Japanese paintings (photo by Priscilla)

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