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Ink on Paper: Japanese Monochromatic Prints

January 24, 2009–May 10, 2009
Gallery 107

Full-color prints and nishiki-e, or brocade pictures, make up the majority of the Japanese woodblock prints known as ukiyo-e, or pictures of the floating world. This exhibition, however, explores the creativity involved in the lack of color in Japanese prints from the early period of ukiyo-e in the 17th century up to the present day.

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Utagawa Hiroshige. Evening Snow at Asukayama (Asukayama bosetsu), from the series "Eight Views in the Neighborhood of Edo (Edo kinko hakkei no uchi)". c. 1838. Clarence Buckingham Collection.