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12/21/2019 - 12/12/2021
Gainesville, FL

Tempus Fugit :: 光陰矢の如し :: Time Flies

Watanabe Shotei (1851-1912), Thrush on Snowy Branch (detail) c. 1890s, ink and color on silk, Collection Harn Museum of Art (2005.15.1). Photo: Randy Batista.

Time & Location

December 21, 2019 – December 12, 2021
Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)


Tempus Fugit:: 光陰矢の如し :: Time Flies is a reflection on time and its many meanings. This broad concept has been applied to the Japanese art collections at the Harn Museum as an investigative tool to look at how time has been measured in the visual record, how art objects can portray several moments in time, and how artists experience time during the production of their work. The celebration of the natural world, through life cycles and the acknowledgment of mortality and the change of the seasons, is also a recurring theme in Japanese art and celebrated within this exhibition.

This exhibition is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

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