Current & Upcoming Events and Exhibitions
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“ Painting Enlightenment ”
- Healing Visions of the Heart Sutra -
The Buddhist Art of Iwasaki Tsuneo
December 1st - January 5th, 2019
“Iwasaki inscribes lines of masterful miniature calligraphy of the Heart Sutra to create stunningly beautiful paintings of life and universe. His work reveals an infinite potential of dynamic interaction between scientific findings and the timeless wisdom of buddhist teaching.”
THE SUN, THE MOON, & THE STARS: Celestial Imagery in Art, Antiques & Design
Glittering, glowing, and geometrically powerful, celestial objects have been popular motifs in art, antiques, and design for centuries. Stars and constellations were named in ancient times for gods and animals they resembled. The sky humbles us and the celestial elements we see from earth have long been inspiration to artists and artisans.
Exhibiting December 9th 2017 - February 12th 2018
2017 Asian Art Museums Christmas Party!
We welcome inquires if you would like to host your private event or party here at The Zentner Gallery: Email for more information
2017 Theme: Flower Power
Floral Imagery in Art, Antiques, and Design
Preview Gala, October 25th
October 26th - 29th
Benefiting Enterprise for Youth
The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show is the oldest continuously operating international art and antiques show on the West Coast. The Show features approximately sixty dealers from across the United States and Europe, offering for sale an extraordinary range of fine and decorative arts from around the world representing all styles and periods, including furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, jewelry, rugs, textiles, paintings, prints, photography, books, sculpture and objets d’art.
With a hometown nod to the 50th anniversary of the historic Summer of Love, this year's theme springs from the beauty and romance of blooms and blossoms. Floral imagery has long been part of a rich visual symbolism in art, be it mythological, religious or romantic. Flower Power is fertile ground for cultivating a uniquely curated assortment of art and antiques.
The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show is fully vetted to ensure the highest quality merchandise.
Exhibiting in the Zentner Gallery from September 1st - November 30th, 2017
Showcasing incredible examples of fine Japanese, Chinese and Korean works or art from 1860 through the 1926. Examples include, tansu, painted works, mixed metal, hardwood furniture, ceramics, baskets scholar objects and much more.
The Portuguese introduction to Japanese culture during the 16 - 18th century with the guise of converting to Catholicism
The Portuguese first arrived in Japan in the middle of the 16th century, bringing guns and God along with them. Bearing gifts and preaching the gospel, the Jesuit Francis Xavier was the first European to succeed in spreading Christianity into a Buddhist and Shinto land.
When ruler Tokugawa Ieyasu reversed Japan’s stance on missionaries half a century later in order to protect the empire from encroaching Western cultural influence, the widespread eviction of foreign evangelicals and persecution of Japanese Christians forced practitioners into hiding under pain of torture or worse, birthing the Kakure Kirishitans—the “Hidden Christians.”
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Preview of the exhibition is offered through the Zentner Gallery’s Exhibition Tab