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The Brooklyn Museum's Asian Art galleries are closed for reconstruction until next year, but you can see 71 works from their collection, covering more than 2,000 years, at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street). Meanwhile the Met has an exhibition devoted to Edo period (1635-1868) painting that includes 12 folding screens and numerous scrolls. The Noguchi Museum (9-01 33rd Road, at Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, Queens) is showing drawings from the late 1920's and early '30's in which the Japanese-American sculptor Isama Noguchi began to break away, stylistically, from his mentor, Constantin Brancusi.

The annual Japanese Art Dealers Association fair opens at the Ukrainian Institute of America (2 East 79th Street, ending Wednesday). Among the dealers is Sebastian Izzard (17 East 76th Street), who is showing a large porcelain dish from the 17th century, made for export to the Indonesian market; it is a great example of the use of colored enamel in Japanese ceramics.

Carole Davenport (showing at Leigh Morse, 22 East 80th Street) has a serene kneeling female figure sculpted in clay, made in the early eight century, that came from a pagoda that burned down in the 1950s. Joan B. Mirviss (39 East 78th Street) has organized an exhibition of black-and-white ceramics, "Ink and Clay," showcasing Kyoto-based midcentury masters like Yagi Kazuo and Yamada Hikaru. Of special note are two vessels that attempt to break away from traditional Japanese forms; one by Kazuo from around 1867 and, next to it, a variation made by his son.


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