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Met Opens 4th Rotation of “Japan: A History of Style”

Utagawa Toyohiro (1763–1828), Woman Cooling Herself, ca. 1800, hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, 15 3/4 × 26 1/8 in.

Japan: A History of Style, 4th rotation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
December 18, 2021-April 24, 2022

This exhibition celebrates how gifts and acquisitions of the last decade have transformed The Met’s ability to narrate the story of Japanese art by both expanding and deepening the range of remarkable artworks that can meaningfully elucidate the past. Each of the ten rooms that make up the Arts of Japan Galleries features a distinct genre, school, or style, representing an array of works in nearly every medium, from ancient times to the present.

Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754–1799), Tenjin Traveling to China, 1787-88, hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, 35 1/8 × 13 in.

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