While some museums remain shuttered due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibitions will include shows at institutions that are now reopening as well as digital projects providing virtual access to art and culture.
For some 1,500 years, calligraphy has been understood in East Asia as the highest form of art. The many thousands of characters in Chinese and Japanese writing allow for a huge variety of personal expression, with each script varying in style and rhythm. This exhibition (1 August–21 March 2021) reveals the development of the art form since 300 BC, ranging from clerical script (reisho) – the first stylised script – to the popular running script (gyosho) that became the standard form of handwriting. Find out more from the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s website.
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