250 Years of Japanese Woodblock Prints
The prints depict images of destinations and celebrities that evoke moments of pleasure and respite from everyday toils. A unique collaboration between the Museum and the University of San Diego allows these masterworks to be on display in unprecedented scope at both institutions concurrently. With this exhibition the Museum celebrates San Diego’s prominent position in the history of U.S.-Japan relations through the display and interpretation of masterworks of Japanese printmaking. The project is supported by innovative public and educational programs for all ages.
View the online catalogue for the first rotation (November 6, 2010 – February 13, 2011) of Dreams & Diversions.
The exhibition is curated by Sonya Rhie Quintanilla, the Museum’s Curator of Asian Art, with Howard A. Link, Senior Curator Emeritus of Asian Art and Keeper of the James A. Michener Collection at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and Hiroko Johnson, Professor of Asian Art History at San Diego State University.