The Sound of One Hand Knocking: Kano Sansetsu’s Solitary Encounters


Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 7:00pm to 8:00pm


Harvard Art Museums—Online

If hearts are in harmony, do we have to travel for a meeting of minds to take place? Matthew McKelway retraces the paths of two such “meetings,” legendary for never having taking place, but depicted, nevertheless, by Kano Sansetsu (1590–1651) on a pair of folding screens. Thanks to McKelway’s research, the screens are now titled A Visit to Li Ning’s Secluded Dwelling and Wang Ziyou Visiting Dai Andao.

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