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Please contact museums before visiting, as exhibition dates, hours and admission charges may be subject to change.


UNITED STATES

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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
Kanban: Traditional Shop Signs of Japan
through October 8

The San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
(619) 232-7931
www.sdmart.org

Modern Japan: Prints from the Taisho Era (1912-1926) and Beyond
Through AugUST 13

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 November 26

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.


Florida

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

Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945
Through May 21


Building a Legacy: Gifts from the Mary Griggs Burke Collection
June 9–September 17

Hawaii

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

Mizusashi: Japanese Water Jars from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection
Through 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
Through 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

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.


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.


New Jersey

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

MUSICAL ARTS OF ASIA
Through 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

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

A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints
Through June 11

This is the first exhibition in North America devoted to the portrayal of wakashu, or beautiful youths—a “third gender” occupying a distinct position in the social and sexual hierarchy of Japan during the Edo period (1603–1868). Featuring over 65 woodblock prints, as well as paintings, luxury objects and personal ornaments, A Third Gender illuminates the richness of lived experience in Edo society, where complex rules governed gender constructs. This groundbreaking exhibition offers a critical artistic and historical context for gender performance and sexual expression, topics that are particularly resonant within society today .


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

Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection
June 14–February 4

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, OH
(513) 639-2995
www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org

Arts of Japan: Screens
Ongoing

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


Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH
(877) 262-4748
www.clevelandart.org
Reeds and Geese: Japanese Art from the Collection of George Gund III
Through September 3

Allen Memorial Art Museum
Oberlin College
87 North Main St.
Oberlin, OH 
(440) 775-8665
www.oberlin.edu/amam/
Marking Time: Seasonal Imagery in Japanese Prints
Through June 12

Pennsylvania

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

Designing Japan
Through summer 2017

Texas

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

Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art
Through July 30

Washington

Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 654-3100
seattleartmuseum.org

Common Pleasures: Art of Urban Life in Edo Japan
Through OctOBER 22

The SAM Asian Art Museum is closed for renovations until 2016.


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

Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered
Through July 9

Rediscovered in 2014, Snow at Fukagawa is one of three paintings—along with  Moon at Shinagawa and Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara—by Utamaro that idealize famous pleasure districts in Edo (now Tokyo). For the first time in nearly 140 years, these paintings reunite at the Freer|Sackler, the only location to show all three original pieces.

Arts of Japan: Screens
Ongoing

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Admission: Free.
Renovation work continues in the Freer Gallery, and the Sackler Gallery also will close on July 10. Both spaces will reopen on October 14.
















OUTSIDE THE U.S.

Great Britain Ireland Japan The Netherlands

Great Britain

The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG
+44 (0)20 7323 8181
www.britishmuseum.org

Hokusai: The Great Wave

Through August 13

Ireland

Chester Beatty Library
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
(+353 1) 407 0750
www.cbl.ie/index.aspx

The Art of Friendship: Japanese Surimono Prints
Through August 27

Featuring special kimono from the celebrated house of Matsuzakaya (founded in 1611) that have never been exhibited outside Japan, the show includes Edo period garments as well as other eras right up to the present time.


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

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/

Hiroshi Sugito: module or lacuna
July 25–October 9


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


The Netherlands

Japanmuseum SieboldHuis
Rapenburg 19
2311 GE Leiden, The Netherlands
+31(0)71-5125539
www.sieboldhuis.org/en/exhibitions/

Kunisada: imaging drama and beauty
Through March 5

On Friday, March 3, a symposium will be organized by the Heinz Kaempfer Fund in connection with the exhibition, to be concluded with a reception hosted by the Society for Japanese Arts to celebrate its 80th anniversary.


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.