Arts, Museum Exhibits and Events

Journey to the Interior: Ink Paintings from Japan

When: Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 9 2015

The Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park (314-721-0072 or www.slam.org) highlights its deep collection of Asian art with Journey to the Interior: Ink Paintings from Japan, an exhibit of six prominent works of Zen and literati paintings. This calligraphy-based art form originated in China and uses ink made from compressed wood soot and glue, resulting in a monochrome image. Included in the show are two of Kakutei Jôkô's six-paneled folding screens painted with flowers and plants, and three hanging landscape scrolls. Never before shown as a collection, the exhibition illustrates China's cultural influence on the Kamakura shogunate and comprises several pieces on display for the first time in more than a decade. Journey to the Interior is displayed in gallery 225. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, and admission is free.

Rob Levy

Price: free admission