Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints

Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints

Saturday, March 9, 2013 — Sunday, June 9, 2013

Opens March 9, 2013

Edo Pop playfully juxtaposes classic ukiyo-e prints from such masters as Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige with contemporary works inspired by these artists and their works. Delve into alluring worlds created by the power of Edo period and contemporary popular culture in which change is the only constant.

Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, with the contemporary art selections curated for the New York presentation by Miwako Tezuka, PhD, Director, Japan Society Gallery.

Admission: $12; students & seniors $10; Japan Society members and children under 16 free. Admission is free to all on Friday nights, 6-9 pm.
Gallery Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 11 am-6 pm; Fri. 11 am-9 pm; Sat. & Sun. 11 am-5 pm; closed Mon. & major holidays. Docent-led walk-in tours are conducted Tues.-Sun. at 12:30 pm. Japanese language tours are conducted Friday nights at 6 pm. Tours are free with admission and are approximately one hour in duration. To arrange group tours, call (212) 715-1224.

This exhibition is generously supported by Chris A. Wachenheim, Tsuneko and Shoji Sadao, Blakemore Foundation, Peggy and Dick Danziger, Sebastian and Mieko Izzard, Joan B. Mirviss, Ronin Gallery NYC, and Satoko Miyake and Aaron Nir.

Media sponsorship for Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints is provided by WNYC.

Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines.

Exhibitions at Japan Society are made possible in part by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and the Friends of the Gallery.

Image: Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) Under the Wave off Kanagawa (detail), 1831-1834. Color woodblock print, 10 1/4 x 14 13/16 in. (26 x 37.7 cm) (image, sheet). Bequest of Richard P. Gale.

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