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Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ
602) 257-1880

The Resonance of Clay: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection
Through April 1, 2016


Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Pavilion of Japanese Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 857-6000
Japanese Paintings and Prints: Celebrating LACMA’S 50th Anniversary
through September 20

Japanese American Cultural Community Center
244 South San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 628-2725

The Price Collection: The Heart of Beautiful Japan
through September 27

Scrolls and screen paintings with flower arrangement installations from 3 ikebana schools

Pacific Asia Museum

46 North Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA
(626) 449-2742
The View From a Scholar’s Studio: Japanese Literati Paintings from the Tiezudingzhai Collection
Through May 15, 2016

Nature of the Beast: Animals in Japanese Paintings and Prints

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

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

Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and Other Western Artists
October 30, 2015–February 7, 2016

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.


Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511

(203) 432-5050

Samurai and the Culture of Japan's Great Peace
Through January 3, 2016

Featuring more that 150 artifacts from four Yale collections.


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

Creatures in Japanese Art
through September 13

Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikatini
October 6, 2015–January 31, 2016

Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani (1920–2012) was a fiercely independent Japanese-American artist who lost his family and friends to the United States internment camps during World War II and Hiroshima’s atomic bombing. He survived the trauma of those two significant events and endured homelessness on the streets of New York City by creating art. This exhibition presents a selection of drawings that Mirikitani made before his death at the age of 92.


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

Amidst the Rubble: Images of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake
through September 27

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

Kesa: Japanese Buddhist Monks’ Vestments
through late January 2016


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
(617) 369-3222
In the Steps of the Master: Pupils of Hokusai
through February 15, 2016

This exhibition examines the first wave of Hokusai’s impact on the Japanese art world, during his own lifetime and shortly thereafter, as seen in the work of the artists who studied with him in person.

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.

Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury St.
Worcester, MA
(508) 799-4406
Through September 6


Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Ave. N.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(616) 957-1580

Tradition and Innovation: Japanese Ceramics Now
September 23–October 11

In addition, the Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden is now open.


Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(888) 642-2787

Masterpieces of the Mary Griggs Burke Collection
Opening September 26

Seven Masters: 20th Century Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Wells Collection
September 26, 2015–March 13, 2016

New Jersey

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

From Meiji to Modern: Japanese Art Goes Global

New York

Asia Society
725 Park Ave
New York, N
(212) 288-6400

No Japanese art exhibit at this time.

Japan Society Gallery

333 East 47th St.
New York, NY
(212) 832-1155
For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979
October 9, 2015–January 11, 2016

More than 200 works from artist including Miyako Ishiuchi, Daidō Moriyama, Jirō Takamatsu, and Shōmei Tōmatsu, co-presented with Grey Art Gallery, New York University.

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

Discovering Japanese Art: American Collectors and the Met
through September 27 (rotation in June)

Celebrating the Arts of Japan: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection
October 20, 2015–July 31, 2016 (rotation in April)

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.

New York Public Library
455 Fifth Ave.
New York
, NY 10016
Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography
Through September 14
Shashin: Photography from Japan: A Festival of Japanese Photography

Taking place in New York City; for more information on events and exhibits, go to www. photographyfromjapan.com.

Grey Art Gallery at New York University
100 Washington Square East,
New York
, NY
(212) 998-6780
For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979

More than 200 works from artist including Miyako Ishiuchi, Daidō Moriyama, Jirō Takamatsu, and Shōmei Tōmatsu, co-presented with the Japan Society Gallery.


Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR
(503) 276-4235

Hand and Wheel: Contemporary Japanese Clay
Through October 18


Crow Museum of Asian Art
2010 Flora St.
Dallas, TX

At Home and at Court: Chinese and Japanese Paintings from the Crow Collection
through August 15


Seattle Asian Art Museum
1400 East Prospect St., Volunteer Park
Seattle, WA
(206) 654-3100

Calligraphic Abstraction
through October 4

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

Lineage of Elegance: Tawaraya Sōtatsu
October 24, 2015‒January 31, 2016

Bold and Beautiful: Rinpa in Japanese Art
Through January 3, 2016

Arts of Japan: Screens

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




The Museum für Asiatische Kunst (Asian Art Museum) National Museums
Lansstraße 8 / Arnimallee 25
14195 Berlin, Germany

ART from East Asia
October 7, 2015—January 2016

An exhibition of about 200 pieces of mainly Japanese traditional art from the former Klaus F. Naumann collection.


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.

 Menard Art Museum
 5-250 Komaki, Komaki City, Aichi 
Live in Earth, Play in Earth: Contemporary Ceramics by Suzuki Goro
July 24–September 23

Masterpieces from the Collection:  Beautiful Moments, Beautiful People
October 1–December 23, 2015

Kyoto National Museum
527 Chayacho, Higashiyama Ward
Rinpa: The Aesthetics of the Capital
October 10–November 23

Museum of Kyoto

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

Kuriki Tatsusuke: A Retrospective
Through September 27

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

A New Yorker's View of the World: The John C. Weber Collection
September 15–December 13

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

Energy and Revival: The Art of Momoyama
through October 12

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

Kakiemon and Nabeshima
Through September 13

Yamato-e and Suiboku-ga Paintings
September 18–November 8

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

Suntory Museum of Art
Tokyo Midtown Gardenside
9-7-4 Akasaka Minato-ku
Tokyo, Japan 107-8643
Treasures of the Fujita Museum
through September 27

Kusumi Morikage: From Adversity, a Gentle Gaze at
Familiar Things
October 10–November 29

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 Rimpa School and Autumn Colors in Japanese Art
September 1–October 25


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.