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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


The Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture
15770 10th Ave.
Hanford, CA
(559) 582-4915

Elegant Pastimes: Masterpieces of Japanese Art from the Clark Collections at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
through June 30

This is the final exhibition at the Clark Center, which permanently closes July 1, 2015.

Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 12:30–5 p.m.
Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for students with ID, free for children 12 and under. Closed on national holidays and during August.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 857-6000

Roku: The Cosmos in a Teabowl
Through June 7

Raku teabowl masterpieces and other teabowl ceremony objects

Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA
(626) 449-2742
Ikko Style: The Graphic Art of Ikko Tanaka
through August 2

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

Tradition on Fire: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Paul and Kathy Bissinger Collection
Through May 10

The Printer’s Eye: Ukiyo-e from the Grabhorn Collection
Plus: Seduction: Japan’s Floating World
through May 10

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.


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

Creatures in Japanese Art
June 16–September 13

St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts
255 Beach Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL
(727) 896-2667

Images of the Floating World and Beyond: Japanese Woodblock Prints
May 9–August 16


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

Amidst the Rubble: Images of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake
July 30–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

Spreading Devotion: Japanese and European Religious Prints
Through June 21

Krannert Art Museum
University of Illinois
6th Street and Peabody Drive
Urbana, IL
(217) 244-0320

With the Grain: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Postwar Years
Through August


Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
41 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst, MA

Nature, Pleasure, Myth: Animals in the Art of Japan
through June 28

Fifty Years of Shōwa Japan: The Photography of Kageyama Kōyō
through June 28

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
(617) 369-3222
Playing with Paper: Japanese Toy Prints
Through July 19

Through August 9

The museum will exhibit paintings, woodblock prints and illustrated printed books from Hokusai’s seven-decade career, including lesser-known pieces depicting whimsical instructions on how to draw, dynamic paintings on paper lanterns and elaborate cut-out dioramas. An extremely delicate silk square of a mythological Chinese lion, likely used as a gift wrapper (fukusa), will also be included, in a rare public display of the fragile work. An illustrated publication will accompany the exhibition.

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
uncanny Japan: The Art of Yoshitoshi
through May 24

Through September 6


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
Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection
Through June 7

For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979
October 9, 2015–January 11, 2016

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

Several Japanese photographers are included.

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


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

Masterpieces of Japanese Art
through August 30

Allen Memorial Art Museum
87 North Main St.
Oberlin, OH
(440) 775-8665

A Life in Prints: Mary A. Ainsworth and the Floating World
through June 7


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

Hand and Wheel: Contemporary Japanese Clay
Through October 18


University of Pennsylvania
Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library
220 South 34th St.
Philadelphia, PA
A Sense of Place: Modern Japanese Prints
through June 21
In connection with the exhibit is the symposium “A Sense of Place: Modern Japanese Prints in Context,” April 18, 9 a.m.–5p.m., Kislak Center for Special Collections, Van Pelt Library, 6th floor: www.sas.upenn.edu/arthistory/events/2015-04-18/symposium-sense-place-modern-japanese-prints-context.


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

Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood
Dallas, TX

Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga
Through July 19

Organized with the Japan Foundation, Tokyo.

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

Unfolding Worlds: Japanese Screens and Contemporary Ceramics from the Gitter-Yelen  Collection
through May 10

For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979
through July 12


Chrysler Museum
One Memorial Place
Norfolk, VA
(757) 664-6200
Gifts from Japan: Landscape Woodblocks in the Shin Hanga Style
Through July 6


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

Calligraphic Abstraction
May 9–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

The Traveler’s Eye: Scenes of Asia
through May 31

Oribe Ware: Color and Pattern Come to Japanese Ceramics
through June 14

Zen, Tea, and Chinese Art in Medieval Japan
through June 14

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

Arts of Japan: Screens

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




Museum of Kyoto

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

The museum will be closed for renovation until the end of March.

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

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

Beauty of Calligraphy— From Heian-period Kohitsu to Kōetsu
Through June 1 

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

Hiroshige and Kiyochika: 100th Year Memorial Exhibition
Through May 28

Suntory Museum of Art
Tokyo Midtown Gardenside
9-7-4 Akasaka Minato-ku
Tokyo, Japan 107-8643
Celebrating Two Contemporary Geniuses:
Jakuchu and Buson
through May 10

The Maestro of Conception: Ogata Kenzan
May 27–July 20

Treasures of the Fujita Museum
August 5–September 27

Paintings of Kusumi Morikage
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

Uemura Shōen and Splendid Japanese Women Artists
Through JUNE 21

Maeda Seison and the Nihon Bijutsuin
June 27–August 23