Fields of Color:

The Art of Japanese Printmaking

Japanese woodblock print by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Japanese, born 1839, died 1892, entitled 100 Aspects of the Moon: Moon of the Pleasure Quarters, printed in 1886, from the Dennis C. Hayes Collection

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839 – 1892), 100 Aspects of the Moon: Moon of the Pleasure Quarters, 1886, woodblock print, The Dennis C. Hayes Collection, AG.1998.4.67    

Friday, February 23, 2018 to Sunday, November 25, 2018

Fields of Color: The Art of Japanese Printmaking presents nearly 20 prints from the 19th to early 20th century, which were selected from a prized collection of more than 230 examples. Lush pools of color combined with delicate, dark lines create images ranging from the absurdly fantastic to the serenely mundane. These scenes of the floating world, better known as ukiyo-e prints, are defined by their ability to transport the viewer to a weightless dimension ruled by bright, vibrant hues and compositional arrangements. The captivating work of master printmakers such as Ando Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) and Katsushika Hokusai (1838 - 1912) will be on display. A small selection of netsukes —  ornate sculpted toggles — will complement this exhibition.  

Please note that this was exhibition was previously scheduled to open on February 13, 2018 and has now been postponed until February 23.