Combining modernity, scenic tranquility, and Japanese romantic fantasy, Modern Japan: Prints from the Taisho Era (1912–1926) and Beyond showcases several important and well-known Japanese artists and their works from the Museum's collection of East Asian Art, many for the first time. This exhibition focuses on two major movements, Shin Hanga (New Prints) and Sosaku Hanga (Creative Prints), which arose in the 1910s in Japan, after the end of the Ukiyo-e prints from the Edo Era (1615–1868). The notion of Sosaku Hanga continues to the modern day, so some of these contemporary printmakers, practicing Western printing techniques, are also included in the exhibition.
This exhibition is accompanied by a series of programs and events.
April 7 | Sounds of Japan
April 22 | From Ando Hiroshige to Mori Yoshitoshi: On Ukiyo-e and Modern Japanese Prints
May 5 | Modern Japan Concert Series
May 6–7 | Woodblock Printing Workshop
May 12 | Modern Japan Concert Series
May 19 | Modern Japan Concert Series
May 25 | Modern Japan: Prints from the Taisho Era (1912-1926) and Beyond
May 26 | Modern Japan Concert Series