Renowned painter Makoto Fujimura '83 created a series of paintings inspired by Silence, a novel also depicted by filmmaker Martin Scorsese in the 2016 film of the same name. Fujimura's paintings, which employ the traditional Japanese painting style Nihonga, were displayed in the exhibition Silence and Beauty at the Waterfall Mansion and Gallery in New York City last spring. According to the exhibition booklet, "his works are meant to create a contemplative space for all to ponder how silence is depicted visually." Check out our gallery for a sense of what the gallery visitors glimpsed.

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Silence and Beauty, panel one

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Water Flames

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Silence and Beauty, panel two

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Courtesy of Waterfall Mansion & Gallery


Courtesy of Waterfall Mansion & Gallery

Makoto Fujimura '83

Mako Fujimura '83, Martin Scorsese and Kutter Callaway (assistant professor of theology and culture, Fuller Theological Seminary) discussed the film Silence earlier this year at Fuller Seminary. Fujumura was an adviser to Scorsese for the Oscar-nominated film. Photo courtesy of Fuller Studio

Courtesy of Waterfall Mansion & Gallery

Spring 2017 Online Exclusives

A Season of Action

Spring semester is always an active time on Bucknell's campus, but this year "activist" is also an apt descriptor.

Read a Bucknellian article on the history of activism at Bucknell, see letters by Barbara Helmcke ’68 and explore photos regarding campus activism that echo this spring semester’s events.

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Say Cheese!

We loving hearing, and seeing, what our Bucknell family is up to. Share your photos, past and present, with us, and we'll post them in the web and app versions of Bucknell Magazine.

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