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Land of the Rising Sun: Art of Japan Comments

Hofstra University Musem presents an original exhibition highlighting Japanese works, from the Hofstra University Museum’s permanent collections, that span the 16th through the 20th centuries. Works include woodblock prints, hand-painted scrolls, and wood carvings with a focus on artistic traditions and insights into the various eras of Japanese culture.

The exhibition, curated by the Museum’s Associate Director of Exhibitions and Collections Karen T. Albert, includes woodblock prints, hand-painted scrolls, and wood carvings with a focus on rich artistic traditions from the historic eras of Japanese culture. The exhibition, features works from the Museum’s collections that span  more than 400 years highlighting how a combination of internal and external factors have influenced the evolution of Japanese culture, as well as how Japanese techniques have influenced Western culture.

An illustrated brochure with a curator’s statement accompanies the exhibition.  Additional interpretive educational materials including a timeline of the history of Japan, glossaries and examples of artistic techniques will be available on a touch-screen gallery kiosk.

This exhibition is supported in part by the New York Community Bank Foundation.

Land of the Rising Sun: Art of Japan is on view from September 30, 2013 - February 2, 2014

HUM David Filderman Gallery
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus
Hours: Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

KEISAI EISENFUKAGAWA FROM THE SERIES ONE HUNDRED FAMOUS PLACES IN EDO FOR FLOWERS, CA. 1810-1845, COLOR WOODCUT, GIFT OF MR. AND MRS. DANIEL GOLDBERG, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM COLLECTIONS, 74.05.17 

Monday, November 25, 2013

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Filderman Gallery
9th Floor, Axinn Library
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
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