Tuesday, May 2, 2017

"Ukiyo-e and the Windy City: Clarence Buckingham's Prints at the Art Institute of Chicago", May 11 at Carnegie Museum of Art.

The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania will present "Ukiyo-e and the Windy City: Clarence Buckingham's Prints at the Art Institute of Chicago" at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater on May 11.
Please join us for a special presentation of Japanese art as part of the Richard J. Wood Art Curators Series. The series brings attention to major collections of Japanese art in the U.S. and their role in the U.S.-Japan grassroots relationship.

The early and intense commitment of Chicagoan Clarence Buckingham (1854–1913) to the Art Institute formed the museum’s well known Japanese print collection. From the 1890s, Buckingham, assisted by advisors such as curator Frederick W. Gookin and architect Frank Lloyd Wright, assembled a collection of Japanese woodblock prints of exceptional quality and range. Highlights of the collection include rare early ukiyo-e images, an unparalleled group of works by Sharaku, and superb examples of Hokusai's designs.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be done online. The museum is located at 4400 Forbes Ave. in Oakland (map).

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