Complementing the special exhibition Temptation: The Demons of James Ensor, this exhibition of Japanese prints of ghosts and demons draws upon the celebrated Clarence Buckingham Collection of Japanese Prints. The display showcases some of the most special works in the collection, including Hokusai’s series One Hundred Stories (Hyaku monogatari), featuring chilling images of ghouls against bright blue backgrounds drawn from legends. This exhibition also includes depictions of Shoki, the Demon Queller, who could subdue even the most frightening goblins with his sword. His image was often posted on doors to ward off disease and bad luck during the Edo period (1615–1868).
Sponsor Support is provided by the Sonnenschein Exhibition Endowment.
Katsushika Hokusai. Kohada Koheiji, from the series One Hundred Stories (Hyaku monogatari), c. 1831. Clarence Buckingham Collection.
4 hours 16 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT 1924: An old favorite—The Art Institute included German Shepherds as part of our crackerjack security team from the 1920s until the 1940s. Here we see guard dogs Billo and Bella posing with their handler, along with a few paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
7 hours 25 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago TODAY—Admission is free to Illinois residents every Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00.
Join us for one of three events, including our American Sign Language gallery talk, a dramatic reading by actor Kelvin Roston Jr. from Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, and a lecture from our American Art Up Close series.
1 day 3 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago TOMORROW at 6:00—Join us for our latest Sign Language Gallery Talk, presented in ASL with voice interpretation.
Free to Illinois residents—http://bit.ly/247Imst