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Japanese Art Society of America

Upcoming Exhibition, Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan
Upcoming Exhibition, Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan

Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan Opens at Asia Society Museum, New York

October 3, 2023 – January 7, 2024

This exhibition celebrates 50 years of the Japanese Art Society of America and opened at Asia Society Museum, New York, on October 3rd, before traveling to the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 2024. JASA members were invited to special opening activities on October 3, including guided tours of the exhibition and a lecture by Rosina Buckland, Curator of Japanese art at the British Museum.

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For a preview of the exhibition, view Emily Sano’s presentation here.

Impressions 44, Part Two of Double Issue

In Impressions 44, Part One of a Double Issue of the magazine, we learn about the Iwasaki family, founders of the Mitsubishi conglomerate, pictured are the front and back gover with a dramatic tiger Impressions 44, Part Two of a Double Issue

Impressions 44 Part Two (2023) features an essay by the late Shirley Z. Johnson, who shared her research about Sekiya Shiro, a metalworker designated a Living National Treasure.

Also in this issue, Marco Leona and his team at The Metropolitan Museum of Art analyze dyes in kimono and other Japanese garments dating from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. In tandem with textile dyes, Henry D. Smith II worked with Marco Leona’s staff to analyze dyes in Meiji-period prints.

Evgeny Steiner discovered a photo that helps clarify the story of the Kitaev Collection of Japanese prints. Stephen Salel introduces a postwar manga artist, Tsuge Tadao. Finally, Louise Cort and Alice North pay tribute to the late, great Halsey Miller North.

To view the complete Table of Contents, click here.