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Asia Society’s Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan Closing this Sunday


Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839–1892), A Brief History of Japan: Susanoo no Mikoto Kills the Eight-Headed Serpent at Hirokawa in Izumo Province, 1887, polychrome woodblock print (nishiki-e) triptych; Collection of Richard and Linda Greene

Asia Society
Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan
Closing Sunday, January 7, 2024

Closing soon, this Asia Society exhibition reevaluates a seminal era of turmoil, creativity, and transformation in Japan spanning the mid-19th to early-20th centuries.

Comprising over 80 works—including paintings, prints, photographs, sculptural works, and objects in various media, such as enamel, lacquer, embroidery, and textiles—Meiji Modern presents some of the finest examples of Meiji-period artworks in American collections, both public and private. Arranged around traditional Japanese motifs, such as the sea and nature, Buddhist deities, beauties, and mythical animals, this exhibit highlights these themes as they are transformed by the introduction of newly imported techniques, materials, and objects, surprising the viewer with works of technical virtuosity, unexpected scale, and sheer beauty.

Be sure to purchase your timed tickets here before the show closes on Sunday!

Asia Week New York Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 2091, New York, NY 10021

2024 Presenting Sponsor

Asia Week New York Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade membership organization registered with the state of New York.