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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