Japan Society Gallery is among the premier institutions in the U.S. for the exhibition of Japanese art. Extending in scope from prehistory to the present, the Gallery’s exhibitions since 1971 have covered topics as diverse as classical Buddhist sculpture and calligraphy, contemporary photography and ceramics, samurai swords, export porcelain, and masterpieces of painting from the thirteenth to the twenty-first century. Each exhibition, with its related catalogue and public programs, is a unique cultural event that illuminates familiar and unfamiliar fields of art.
A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints
March 10-June 11, 2017
Members Opening: March 9, 7:30 PM
CataloguesCatalogues of past exhibitions are available for purchase online or at the Welcome Desk at Japan Society.
John T. Carpenter: Amusements in a Samurai Mansion—Male Youths as Actors, Escorts or Outcasts in Early Edo ArtSunday, March 12, 11 AM
Become a DocentGallery Docents: Volunteer docents attend four training programs per year on Japanese art topics related to our gallery exhibitions, and commit to leading a minimum of two tours per month. If you are interested in volunteering at the Gallery, please email email@example.com.
Japan Society Gallery is currently closed for installation of our spring exhibition A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints, opening March 10.
| Group Tours:
Tailored private tours for organizations and school groups are available upon request. To arrange tours please call (212) 715-1224.
Two weeks advance request recommended.
Tuesday—Saturday at 2:30 PM, Friday at 7 PM
Japanese Language Tour, Friday at 6 PM
Free with gallery admission.
Exhibitions and Arts & Culture Lecture Programs at Japan Society are made possible in part by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund, the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment Fund established by the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation, Chris A. Wachenheim and Friends of the Gallery. Additional support for Japan Society’s Gallery is provided by Mrs. Jane B. DeBevoise, Laurel Gonsalves and Miyeko Murase. Support for Arts & Culture Lecture Programs is provided, in part, by the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund.