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The surimono in this exhibition represent an important and neglected type of Japanese woodblock print. The earliest of these prints were created in the first decades of the 18th century, and the last...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Poetry of Friendship: Surimono and the Cultural Salons of Japan
Toshusai Sharaku was a mysterious Japanese print artist of the late eighteenth century. He produced over one hundred and fifty designs in a startling display of innovation and imagination in the ten...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Actor Prints by Toshusai Sharaku (fl. c. 1794-95)
Japan has a long history of praising the talents of the great female poets. In the roster of famous poets of the Heian period (794–1185), the golden age of the court, women stand out as reaching the...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Japan’s Immortal Poets, Part II: The Great Female Poets
Oliver H. Statler was devoted to the advancement of modern Japanese prints at a time when the movement had few advocates, even in Japan. His interest in them began when he was an army employee...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Modern Prints Given by Oliver H. Statler (1915–2002)
Chushingura: The Revenge of the Forty-seven Loyal Retainers recounts the events surrounding the unjust death of Lord Asano, daimyo of Ako Domain in early 18th century Japan.
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Japanese Prints from the Play <em>Chushingura</em>
This exhibition presents prints by Ito Shinsui (1898-1972), one of the most famous Japanese artists of the modern era. Although he was better known for his paintings in Japan, his prints were...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: New Prints for a New Era: Ito Shinsui's Woodblock Prints of the Taisho Period (1912-1926) and Beyond
The printing of black ink on paper is the most basic formula for printed images the world over. In Japan this method was first employed before color printing became widespread in the 1760s. Such...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Ink on Paper: Monochromatic Prints
This exhibition features works given to the museum last year by Chicago collector Marguerite Michaels. Her holdings represent nearly all of the major print artists active in Japan in the 1960s and...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: The Marguerite Michaels Collection: Japanese Prints of the 1960s and 70s
When U.S. Commodore Matthew C. Perry’s ships first landed in Japan in 1853, two cultures embarked on a process of mutual discovery and perpetual fascination. Perry’s mission was to open Japan to...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Yokohama-e: Nineteenth Century Prints of Americans in Japan
Foreign faces—Korean, Chinese, and European—became a staple of Japanese popular arts in the Edo period (1615–1868). Print artists, whose livelihoods depended on market appeal, quickly recognized the...
Departmental Gallery Exhibition: Foreign Faces in Japanese Prints
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