Oh, Black Water

Just so you know, Mexico and Asia have more in common than their brilliant uses of rice and peppers. Take, for instance, their art. While worlds apart, the Kuroshiro, or "Black Current," connected the traders and artists of Mexico and Japan as far back as the 16th century. With its use of silks, gemstones, ceramics and dyes, Japan's artistic impact on Mexican culture became an interesting twist, as seen in the exhibit Black Current: Mexican Responses to Japanese Art, 17th-19th Centuries. With a collection of approximately 30 art objects, Black Current is an awesome display of the Mexican art that came of the time, including folding screens, lacquered objects with shell inlays and rolled votive paintings. Check out Black Current through January 2, 2011, at The Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2010 Flora St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. The exhibit is free to the public. Call 214-979-6430 or visit crowcollection.org.
Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fridays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: Oct. 26. Continues through Jan. 2, 2010
 
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