• Wang Wen: The Eighteen Arhats Crossing the Sea, 16th century (detail); handscroll: ink on paper; 12 3/4 x 54 1/2 in.; BAMPFA, gift of James and Dorothy Cahill.

Five Tables of Saints, Sages, and Arhats

Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursday and get an up-close view of some of the treasures of the BAMPFA collections, laid out on the five tables in the seminar area. On view in this session: prints of St. Jerome by Jacopo Palma, Pietro Rotari, Albrecht Altdorfer, Agostino Carracci, and Giuseppe Scolari; Tiepolo’s deft drawing 3 Sketches of a Dog, 2 of a Kneeling Saint; Kôno Bairei’s mock-serious album leaf of a sage and monkey; exuberant handscrolls The Eighteen Arhats Crossing the Sea by Wang Wen and Arhats Exercising by Ding Yunpeng, and many others.