Kōgei: Art Craft Japan exhibition at Philadelphia Museum of Art

(Last Updated On: 07/02/2020)

KŌGEI: ART CRAFT JAPAN, at Philadelphia Museum of Art, through September 9

Vessel with Blue Glaze Kimura Yoshiro, Japanese, born 1946 , Photo by Philadelphia Museum of Art




Traditional crafts that have been passed down from generation to generation in Japan. The technical prowess has been highly evaluated in the world, and “shokunin katagi” (craftsmanship) is a word that represents Japanese manufacturing. This installation celebrates Japanese kōgei—one-of-a-kind, handcrafted objects made with traditional techniques and natural materials. The works on display highlight the specialized skills of contemporary kōgei artists working in clay, glass, and fabric. 

  • Date: Through September 9
  • Place: Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Address:2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
    Philadelphia, PA 19130 US
  • Regular hours: Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Monday, Closed*
    Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m
    Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.–8:45 p.m.
    Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Friday, 10:00 a.m.–8:45 p.m.
    Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Holiday hours:

    Open on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day & Columbus Day

    Open until 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve

  • Closed day: The 4th of July, Thanksgiving & Christmas









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