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California

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

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


International Mingei Museum
1439 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
(619) 239-0003
www.mingei.org
The Journey of Japanese Lacquer Tools
through April 30

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

The Sculptural Turn: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Kempner and Stein Collection
THrough June 4

In a New Light: The Asian Art Museum Collection
Ongoing

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.


Colorado

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, CO
(720) 865-5000
http://denverartmuseum.org

From the Fire: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection
through OctOBER 1

Japan-based American ceramics specialist and dealer Robert Yellin will lecture on Sepembert 24. The exhibition features 65 examples of contemporary Japanese ceramic arts, created by 35 Japanese artists, including several Living National Treasures.


Connecticut

Bush-Holley Historic Site Storehouse Gallery
Greenwich Historical Society
39 Strickland Road
Cos Cob, CT
(203) 869-6899
www.greenwichhistory.org

An Eye to the East: The Influence of Japan
through FebRUARY  26

The influence of Japanese art and culture in the 19th and early 20th centuries.



Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main St.
Hartford, CT
(860) 278-2670
thewadsworth.org/exhibitions

Utamaro and the Lure of JapaN
JanUary 7–MarCH 26

Featuring paintings, screens, prints and decorative arts from the museum’s large collection of Japanese art, including the rarely exhibited Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara, which is displayed alongside its recently rediscovered companion Fukagawa in the Snow from the Okada Museum.


Florida

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

Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami
Through January 29

Hawaii

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

Uki-e: Western Perspective in Japanese Woodblock Prints
Through February 12

Mizusashi: Japanese Water Jars from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection
February 2–June 11

Japanese woodblock Prints
ONGOING

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).


Illinois

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

Provoke: Photography in Japan Between Protest and Performance 1960–1975
January 28–April 30

Indiana

Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 923-1331
www.imamuseum.org

Mastering Materials: Rare Objects from the IMA’s Asian Collection
Through June 4

Maryland

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

Kimono & Obi: Romantic Echoes from Japan‘s Golden Age
Through January 15

Massachusetts

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
(617) 369-3222
www.mfa.org
New Women for a New Age: Japanese Beauties, 1890s–1930
Through August 20

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.


Clark Art Institute
225 South Street
Williamstown, MA
(413) 458-2303
www.clarkart.edu
Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection
Through April 2

Michigan

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Ave. N.E.
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 957-1580
http://www.meijergardens.org/

The Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden is now open.


Missouri

St. Louis Art Museum
One Fine Arts Dr.
St. Louis, MO
(314) 721-0072
www.slam.org
Conflicts of Interest: Art and War in Modern Japan
Through January 8
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
www.newarkmuseum.org

MONKEYS & MOUNTAINS: Landscapes of Asia
through February 27

MUSICAL ARTS OF ASIA
March 8, 2017–February 26, 2018

From Meiji to Modern: Japanese Art Goes Global
Ongoing

the art of Japan
Ongoing
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).


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

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

Masterpieces from the Asia Society Museum Collection
Through January 7

Japan Society Gallery
333 E. 47th St.
New York, NY
(212) 832-1155
www.japansociety.org

At Twilight
Through JanUARY 15

The society is marking the centennial of W. B. Yeats' avant garde Japanese noh-inspired play, At the Hawk’s Well, with a reinterpretation by Simon Starling. The exhibition illustrates the impact of noh on Western Modernism. Newly created masks, costumes and a dance on video are paired with works by the  20th-century masters connected to Yeats' play, bringing to life Starling's irrepressible inventiveness.


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

Celebrating the Arts of Japan: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection
Through MAY 17 (With rotations)

Regular Japanese Gallery rotation
Ongoing

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.

Ohio

Cincinnati Museum of Art
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OJ
(513) 639-2995
www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org

Transcending Reality: The Woodcuts of Kosaka Gajin
February 11–May 7

Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms and Armor
February 11–May 7

Arts of Japan: Screens
Ongoing

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Admission: Free.


Allen Memorial Art Museum
Oberlin College
87 North Main St.
Oberlin, OH 
(440) 775-8665
http://www.oberlin.edu/amam/
Conversations: Past and Present in Asia and America
Through May 21

Lines of Descent: Masters and Students in the Utagawa School
January 24–May 21

Recent Acquisitions in Asian Art
January 24–May 21

The Archaic Character of Seal Script
January 24–May 21

Marking Time: Seasonal Imagery in Japanese Prints
Through June 12

Oregon

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR
(503) 226-2811
www.portlandartmuseum.org

Cranes, Dragons, and Teddy Bears: Japanese Children’s Kimono
Through March 26

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 763-8100
www.philamuseum.org

Designing Japan
Through summer 2017

Tennessee

Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Ingram Gallery
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203-3822
(615) 244-3340
fristcenter.org

Samurai: The Way of the Warrior
Through January 16

The dramatic and historical exhibition examines the traditions of this legendary warrior class whose political dominance affected Japanese art and culture for nearly seven hundred years. The exhibition is drawn from the rich holdings of the Museo Stibbert, a museum primarily devoted to arms and armor in Florence, Italy.

Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea
February 10–May 7

Tibet, Japan, and Korea all practice a form of esoteric or “secret” Buddhism. Called Vajrayana Buddhism, this form utilizes works of art that reveal a complex array of both human and divine figures. This exhibition showcases superlative works from the Newark [N.J.] Museum’s first-rate collection and will make its first appearance at the Frist Center, introducing a general audience to the dazzling aesthetics of Buddhist art and providing a basic understanding of these objects’ function within Buddhist practice.

Texas

Asia Society, Texas
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX
(713) 496-9901
www.asiasociety.org/texas

Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art
January 28– July 30

Washington

Seattle Art Museum Asian Art Museum
Volunteer Park
1400 East Prospect St.
Seattle, WA
(206) 654-3100
eattleartmuseum.org/visit/asian-art-museum

Tabaimo: Utsutsushi Utsushi
Through February 26

Features new and existing video installations from contemporary Japanese artist Tabaimo alongside historic works from SAM's Asian art collection chosen by the artist. Organized around the concept of utsushi (to copy or pay homage to works by masters), the exhibition showcases Tabaimo's work and is the first major exhibition curated by the artist.


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
www.asia.si.edu

Arts of Japan: Screens
Ongoing

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
















OUTSIDE THE U.S.

Belgium Canada France Japan

Belgium

The Boghossian Foundation–Villa Empain
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67
1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

+32 2 627 52 30
www.villaempain.com/en/

Seeing Zen
Through January 29

Curated by JASA member Professor John Stevens, the exhibition features 60 Zenga works from the Kaeru-an Collection of Felix Hess, ranging from the 14th to 20th century, including pieces by Ikkyu, Fugai, Takuan, Hakuin, Sengai, Rengetsu, Tesshu and Nantenbo.


Canada

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1040 Moss St.
Victoria, British Columbia
(250) 384-4171
www.aggv.ca/exhibitions

Asian Art Throughout the Ages

Through MarCH 31

Japan

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
http://www.ccma-net.jp/english

Menard Art Museum
5-250 Komaki, Komaki City, Aichi 
museum.menard.co.jp/english/index.html
Meet the Best Masterpieces
Through January 29

Kyoto National Museum
527 Chayacho, Higashiyama Ward
www.kyohaku.go.jp/eng/index.html


Museum of Kyoto
Sanjo-Takakura
Nakagyo-ku,Kyoto
www.bunpaku.or.jp/info_english.html


National Museum of Modern Art
Okazaki Enshoji-cho
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
www.momak.go.jp/English


Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Marunouchi
9th Floor, Teigeki Bldg., 3-1-1, Marunouchi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
www.idemitsu.com/museum/honkan/exhibition/index.html

See website for schedule.

Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Moji
2-3, Higashi-minatomachi, Moji-ku, Kitakyūshū-shi
Tokyo 130-0015
03-3626-9974
www.idemitsu.com/museum/moji/exhibition/index.html


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


Ōta Memorial Museum of Art
1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo, Japan 150-0001
03-3403-0880
www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp

Check website for monthly exhibitions.


Suntory Museum of Art
Tokyo Midtown Gardenside
9-7-4 Akasaka Minato-ku
Tokyo, Japan 107-8643
03-3403-0880
www.suntory.com/sma

For a list of future exhibits, go to: www.suntory.com/sma/exhibition/future.html.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Ueno Park
8-36 Uenokoen
Tokyo 110-0007, Japan
http://www.tobikan.jp/en/

Eternal Treasures from Kasuga Taisha Shrine
January 17–March 12


Tokyo National Museum
13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku
Tokyo, Japan 110-8712
www.tnm.jp

The TNM Collection
Prints rotated monthly

List of woodblock prints on display.


Yamatane Museum
KS Bldg.1F, 2 Sambancho Chiyodaku
Tokyo, Japan 102-0075
81+3-5777-8600
www.yamatane-museum.jp/english


ONLINE EXHIBITS

Mary Griggs Burke Collection
www.burkecollection.org

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
yashiro.itatti.harvard.edu

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