Duke Initiatives in Theology & the Arts (DITA) at Duke Divinity School is partnering with Duke University Chapel to host a historical traveling exhibition of Japanese artist Sadao Watanabe’s portrayals of over 50 biblical scenes and themes.
Watanabe converted to Christianity at the age of 17 and received worldwide acclaim for his work exploring Christian themes through traditional Japanese folk art. On loan from the Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) organization, the exhibition will feature original momogiami and washi prints, cards, and calendars from the collections of Sandra Bowden and John A. Kohan.
The works will be on display in the Duke University Chapel. The free exhibition is open to the public.