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Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise
EXHIBITION
HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: GATES OF PARADISE
Opening October 20, 2017
First Rotation: October 20—November 17, 2017
Second Rotation: November 21—January 7, 2018

This fall, explore one of the earliest, and largely unknown, encounters between Japan and the West in the 16th century, as seen through the eyes of artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. In celebration of Japan Society's 110th anniversary, Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise charts the story of four Japanese boys, who were swept up in the tide of religion, commerce and politics during the first Global Age and sent to the princely and papal courts of Europe. Journey in their footsteps through Sugimoto's new monumental photographs of the sites they visited, and navigate the germination of cultural exchange between East and West with classical masterpieces of visually hybrid (nanban) art from Japanese and American collections.


Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948), Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza, 2015. Gelatin silver print.



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Gallery Hours (Effective October 20, 2017):
Tuesday—Thursday, 12 PM—7 PM
Friday, 12 PM—9 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 11 AM—5 PM
Closed Mondays and on major holidays.

Admission:
Single Visit: $12/$10 students and seniors
Both Rotations: $20/$16 students and seniors
Free for Japan Society members (Join today!)
Free admission on Fridays from 6—9 PM.

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.


Docent Tours:
Tuesday—Saturday at 2:30 PM, Friday at 7 PM
Japanese Language Tour, Friday at 6 PM
Free with gallery admission.


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