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Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 S. San Pedro St. (between 2nd and 3rd Sts.)
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 628-2725

Women Printmakers
Through July 17

Featuring the works of of Tomie Arai, June August, Kimiko Miyoshi and Seiko Tchibana, the exhibition focuses on exceptional contemporary women printmakers whose works are diverse from traditional stylistic approaches to printmaking to contemporary installations.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Pavilion of Japanese Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 857-6000
Japanese Prints and Photographs: Paths Through Modernity
Through September 25

Japanese Painting: From the Zen Mind
Through November

Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA
(626) 449-2742
Nature of the Beast: Animals in Japanese Paintings and Prints

Online exhibition at www.pacificasiamuseum.org/japanesepaintings/index.stm.

International Mingei Museum
1439 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
(619) 239-0003
Mingei of Japan
Through October 2

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA
(415) 581-3500

Traditional Japanese Costumes and Textiles
July 16

The Society for Asian Art is hosting a workshop  with textile expert Alan Kennedy. The hands-on five-hour workshop will focus on three types of Japanese costume from the Edo era: kosode (forerunner to the kimono), kesa (Buddhist monk‘s mantle) and shozoku (costumes for noh).

Japanese lacquerware
THrough October 23

In a New Light: The Asian Art Museum Collection

Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursdays, to 9 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; seniors 65 and older with ID, $7; youths 13–17 and college students with ID, $6; children 12 and under, free; Thursday after 5 p.m., $5.

San Jose Museum of Art
110 South Market St.
San Jose, CA

Tabaimo: Her Room
Through AugUST 21

The first solo museum exhibition in the U.S of the work of the renowned Japanese artis, it showcases three of the artist’s encompassing video animations. Also on view are 18 delicate scroll-like ink drawings and a wall drawing commissioned for this occasion, which exemplifies Tabaimo’s interest in strangely transforming everyday spaces.


The Glass House
199 Elm St.
New Canaan, CT
(203) 594-9884

Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden
THrough November 30

This landscape installation celebrates the 110th anniversary of Philip Johnson’s birth and the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Glass House site to the public. First created fifty years ago in 1966 for the 33rd Venice Biennale, this iteration of Narcissus Garden has been incorporated into the Glass House's 49-acre landscape. Narcissus Garden, comprising 1,300 floating steel spheres, each approximately 12 inches in diameter (30 cm) has been installed in the Lower Meadow and forest, creating a dramatic view to the west of the Glass House. Drifting in the newly restored pond, the spheres move with the wind and follow the pond’s natural currents, forming a kinetic sculpture. Their mirrored surfaces reflect the surrounding Pond Pavilion (1962), wooded landscape, and sky.


Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
4000 Morikami Park Road
Delray Beach, FL
(352) 392-9826

Shadows of the Floating Worlds: Paper Cuts by Hiromi Moneyhun
through September 18

Transcending Forms: Japanese Bamboo Baskets
through September 18


Honolulu Museum of Art
900 South Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI
(808) 532-8700

Hiroshige’s City: From Edo to Tokyo
through August 21

The Rise of Photography in Late 19th-Century Japan
through August 7

Japanese woodblock Prints

The crown jewel of the Academy’s Japanese art holdings is its collection of more than 10,000 Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints, approximately half of which were donated by James A. and Mari Michener. In the collection are many masterworks by Kitagawa Utamaro, Katsushika Hokusai, and the world’s largest collection of prints designed by Utagawa Hiroshige. Due to their fragility and sensitivity to light, woodblock print displays are changed every two months in the Robert F. Lange Foundation Gallery of Japanese Woodblock Prints (Gallery 21).


Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL
(312) 443-3600

Unique Perspectives: Japanese Maps from the 18th and 19th Centuries
through November 6


Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 923-1331

Tradition Reborn: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics
Through September 18


Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD
(443) 573-1700

Kimono & Obi: Romantic Echoes from Japan‘s Golden Age
July 10, 2016–January 15, 2017


Mead Art Museum
Amherst College
220 South Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA
(413) 542-2000

Unimaginable by One Mind Alone: Exquisite Corpses from the William Green Collection of Japanese Prints
through July 24

The exhibition features “orphaned,” or incomplete, diptychs and triptychs, which have been “completed” by four contemporary artists and an artist collaborative in the spirit of the Surrealist game known as the “Exquisite Corpse.” William Green (1915–2005), who donated his collection of several thousand prints to the Mead Art Museum, was the founder of the Ukiyo-e Society of America, which later became JASA.

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
(617) 369-3222
Year of the Monkey
through October 10

In honor of the Year of the Monkey in the East Asian calendar cycle, this exhibition of 56 works celebrates the important role of monkeys in Japanese culture. The highlight of the show is a complete set of all 21 known designs in the color print series Journey to the West by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839–92), published in 1864–65 and based on a popular Japanese translation of the 16th-century Chinese novel of the same name.

London and Edo: Cities on the Rise
November 1

Includes the series of prints Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (1832–42) by Utagawa Hiroshige I (1797–1858).

Hours: Sunday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4:45 p.m.; Wednesday–Friday, to 9:45 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors and students, $13; children 6–17 school days until 3 p.m., $6.50, free at all other times.

Highfield Hall
6 Highfield Drive
Falmouth, MA
(508) 495-1878

Kanreki: A 60 Year Journey
Through September 14

The 60th anniversary College Women's Association of Japan print show features more than 200 contemporary Japanese prints by established and emerging artists.


Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Ave. N.E.
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 957-1580

The Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden is now open.


St. Louis Art Museum
One Fine Arts Dr.
St. Louis, MO
(314) 721-0072
Conflicts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan
October 16, 2016–January 8, 2017
The exhibition focuses on the confidence that Japan gained from its victories against these two nations through a wide variety of vividly illustrated artistic
works: paintings on folding screens and hanging scrolls, drawings and sketchbooks, color woodblock prints, lithographs, stereographs, illustrated books and magazines, postcards, trade cards, game boards,
textiles and other materials.

New Jersey

The Newark Museum
49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ
(973) 596-6550

From Meiji to Modern: Japanese Art Goes Global

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Four permanent galleries are dedicated to the continual display of Japanese art. One of the major Japanese collections in the eastern United States, this collection was formed around a core of over 2,000 objects purchased to found the Museum in 1909. Now numbering around 7,000 objects, the collection includes lacquer, netsuke, ukiyo-e prints, textiles, ceramics, decorative arts, paintings and sculptures dating from the Heian to Heisei Periods (794 to present day) with especial concentrations in art from the Edo, Meiji and Showa Periods (1615-1989). - See more at: http://www.newarkmuseum.org/japan#sthash.hiI6frd6.dpuf

Four permanent galleries are dedicated to the continual display of Japanese art. One of the major Japanese collections in the eastern United States, this collection was formed around a core of more than 2,000 objects purchased to found the museum in 1909. Now numbering around 7,000 objects, the collection includes lacquer, netsuke, ukiyo-e prints, textiles, ceramics, decorative arts, paintings and sculptures dating from the Heian to Heisei Periods (794 to present day) with especial concentrations in art from the Edo, Meiji and Showa Periods (1615-1989).

Newark Public Library
5 Washington St.
Newark, NJ
(973) 733- 7793
Impressions of the Natural World: Japanese Prints from the Special Collections Division
Through August 6

Zimmerli Art Museum
Rutgers University
Hamilton and George Streets
New Brunswick, NJ

Check website for hours and parking/transportation information

Infinite Opportunities Offered in Color: Prints by Helen Hyde and Bertha Lum
through July 31

Helen Hyde and Bertha Lum mastered complex color printing techniques and depicted aspects of Japanese and Chinese culture that essentially had been absent in the West. The exhibit features 35 works by the two American artists who disseminated these artistic developments to audiences back home. Both artists spent considerable time living abroad in Asia and recognized the unique artistic possibilities for representing traditional aspects of life in an area of the world that was rapidly modernizing. Because these artists generally are presented in survey exhibitions, this is a rare opportunity to view a significant group of works by either artist. The exhibit also complements other works on view from the Zimmerli’s permanent collection, including examples of the Japonisme movement and a gallery that commemorates Rutgers’ historic relationship with Japan. 

Four permanent galleries are dedicated to the continual display of Japanese art. One of the major Japanese collections in the eastern United States, this collection was formed around a core of over 2,000 objects purchased to found the Museum in 1909. Now numbering around 7,000 objects, the collection includes lacquer, netsuke, ukiyo-e prints, textiles, ceramics, decorative arts, paintings and sculptures dating from the Heian to Heisei Periods (794 to present day) with especial concentrations in art from the Edo, Meiji and Showa Periods (1615-1989). - See more at: http://www.newarkmuseum.org/japan#sthash.hiI6frd6.dpuf

New York

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University
114 Central Ave.
, NY
(607) 255-6464
Japan America: Points of Contact, 1876–1970
AugUST 27–DecEMBER 18

American Sojourns and the Collecting of Japanese Art
AugUST 27–DecEMBER 18

Asia Society
725 Park Ave.
New York, NY
(212) 288-6400
In and Out of Context: Asia Society Celebrates the Collections at 60
Through January 8, 2017

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. at 82nd St.
New York, NY

Celebrating the Arts of Japan: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection
THrough JANUARY 22, 2017 (With rotations)

Regular Japanese Gallery rotation

Hours: Sunday, Tuesday–Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Recommended admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $10; students, $7; free to members and children under 12 with an adult.


Cincinnati Museum of Art
953 Eden Park Dr.
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 639-2995

Modern Cat
through September 11

Cat representations from many cultures and time periods, including the work of Japanese artists.


Asia Society, Texas
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX
(713) 496-9901    

Yuriko Yamaguchi
Through August 21

Museum of Fine Arts
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX
(713) 639-7300

Kusama: At the End of the Universe
Through September 18

Two of contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama’s signature infinity rooms: Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity (2009) and Love Is Calling (2013). 


Muscarelle Museum of Art
William and Mary College
603 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA

Hiroshige’s 53 Stations of the Tokaido
Through August 21

This exhibit explores the most traveled road in old Japan with fresh eyes. It presents five distinct complete sets of Hiroshige’s The 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road never before displayed together. Centering on the fifty-five woodblock prints of Hiroshige’s famed first set, the Hoeido Tokaido (1832-1833, oban), the four additional series reveal the spectrum of Hiroshige’s visual poetry: Sanoki Tokaido (late 1830s, bound, chuban); Gyosho Tokaido (c. 1841-1842, aiban); Tsutaya Tokaido (c. 1850, bound, chuban); Upright Tokaido (1855, oban). All works in this exhibition are on loan from the Ronin Collection of the Ronin Gallery, New York.

Washington, D.C.

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Institution
Independence Ave. at 12th St. S.W.
Washington, DC
(202) 357-2700

Arts of Japan: Screens

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Admission: Free.
Temporarily closed for renovations.


Chazen Museum of Art
University of Wisconsin
750 University Avenue
Madison, WI

Japanese Masterworks from the Chazen Museum of Art Collection
Through August 14


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Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1040 Moss St.
Victoria, British Columbia
(250) 384-4171

Modernization in Meiji Japan
through August 28

Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, Canada

A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints
Through November 27


Musee Guimet
6, place d'Iéna
75116 Paris, France

Through September 5

Over 400 photographs by the internationally known Japanese photographer.


Museums in Japan tend to have exhibitions for 4 to 6 weeks. Additional museums and information can be found at  www.japan-guide.com/e/e2428.html. Please use the following web addresses for current exhibit information of these listed museums.

Chiba City Museum of Art
3-10-8, Chuo, Chuo-ku, Chiba
Kawai Kanijro and Munakata Shiko: Works from the collection of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum
through August 28

Menard Art Museum
5-250 Komaki, Komaki City, Aichi 
Print and Sculpture Expression and Personality
through July 10

Kyoto National Museum
527 Chayacho, Higashiyama Ward

Museum of Kyoto

National Museum of Modern Art
Okazaki Enshoji-cho
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

Miho Museum
300, Tashiro Momodani
Shigaraki, Shiga 529-1814

In Praise ot Tea Kettle ceremonies
Through July 31

Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Marunouchi
9th Floor, Teigeki Bldg., 3-1-1, Marunouchi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Celebrating the Beauty of Japanese Art III : Flourishing Talents in Edo Painting
Through July 18

Treasures of Asian and Japanese Ceramics: The Pageant of Splendid and Elegant Beauties
July 30–September 25

Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Moji
2-3, Higashi-minatomachi, Moji-ku, Kitakyūshū-shi
Tokyo 130-0015

Musée Tomo
The Kikuchi Collection (modern Japanese ceramics)
4-1-35 Toranomon, Minato-ku (Nishikubo Building, behind the Hotel Ōkura)
Tokyo 105-0001
In Japanese only: www.musee-tomo.or.jp
General information in English: www.musee-tomo.or.jp/info_english.html

Akiyama Yo solo exhibition [Ceramic]
through July 24

The Power of Colors: from Kikuchi collection [Ceramic]
August 6-December 4

Ōta Memorial Museum of Art
1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo, Japan 150-0001

Check website for monthly exhibitions.

Suntory Museum of Art
Tokyo Midtown Gardenside
9-7-4 Akasaka Minato-ku
Tokyo, Japan 107-8643

Suzuki Kiitsu: Standard-bearer of the Edo Rimpa School
September 10–October 30

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Ueno Park
8-36 Uenokoen
Tokyo 110-0007, Japan

90th Anniversary Exhibition
July 26–October 22

Tokyo National Museum
13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku
Tokyo, Japan 110-8712

The TNM Collection
Prints rotated monthly

List of woodblock prints on display.

Yamatane Museum
KS Bldg.1F, 2 Sambancho Chiyodaku
Tokyo, Japan 102-0075

The Glories of Edo Painting: Matabei, Jakuchū, and the Kanō and Rimpa Schools
through August 21

The Netherlands

Japan Museum SieboldHuis
Rapenburg 19
2311 GE Leiden, The Netherlands

Too Pretty to Throw Away: Packaging Design from Japan
through August 28

Museumstraat 1
1071 XX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 (0) 20 6747 000

THrough September 11

These 170 Japanese prints from the Elise Wessels Collection picture Japan’s rapid modernization during the opening decades of the 20th century. Alongside prints, the exhibition features kimonos and lacquerware from the Jan Dees and René van der Star Collection and posters on loan from the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo.


Mary Griggs Burke Collection

The collection was dispersed in late 2014 and early 2015  among The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.  The website, sponsored by the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation and a companion to the two-volume book Art Through a Lifetime: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection, includes high-resolution images of objects and a search engine for locating objects by keyword, medium, format and current owner. 

Yashiro and Berenson: Art History Between Japan and Italy

The Harvard's Villa I Tatti website includes five scholarly essays, images, letters, translations of four chapters of Yashiro’s autobiography, and much more.