Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art
It may come as a surprise to some of you, however the Cleveland Museum Of Art is a world class venue that I personally feel is in the top 3 of all Art Museums in the USA. Widely overlooked this Art Museum offers an impressive collection with FREE admission to the public. Most recently they have on display a dazzling collection of Shinto artifacts and religious relics dating as far back as the Heian period, with many items being from the Momoyama period and earlier. Admission to this profoundly deep and educational exhibit is only $10, and the exhibit ends on June 30th, 2019.
There are only a handful of days left to visit the Shinto Exhibit. We have toured it, and loved every moment. Every item on display had significant cultural value, and a rich history. The overall exhibit was a delight, well laid out, and the selection of works on display varied and wonderful. That said, many of the items are still treated as religious items that are actively worshiped, and so out of respect photos were not allowed in this exhibit of the items themselves. One of the things I personally found fascinating was the discussion on how Shinto Kami and Buddhism began blending and presenting itself in Japanese art.
Go check out this enlightening exhibit while you still can.