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STRIKING IMPRESSIONS
Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Permanent Collection

January 7 - February 22, 2014

From January 7 - February 22, the Center Art Gallery at Calvin College presents STRIKING IMPRESSIONS: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Permanent Collection. Spanning 250 years of printmaking, this exhibition features over 30 Japanese woodblock prints from the college’s permanent collection. These works examine the ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) style from as early as 1700, as well as the shin-hanga (new prints) and sosaku-hanga (creative prints) movements of the early 20th century.

Special thanks to both Calvin Art Partners and the VanZee Art Exhibition Fund for support of this exhibition and the ongoing conservation of the college's permanent collection.

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Image credit top: attributed to Torii Kiyonobu I, Scene from a Play, woodblock print, ca. 1701-1713
Image credit above: Tokushi Katsuhira, Water Wheel (Summer), woodblock print, ca. 1937

 

Lecture: Images of Japan in 19th Century Europe

Thursday, February - 6pm (Recital Hall)
With Craig Hanson, Associate Professor of Art History
Reception to follow in the West Lobby with refreshments and Japanese themed food.

Curator's Talk: Japanese Prints

Friday, February 21 - 1:30pm (Center Art Gallery)
With Joel Zwart, Director of Exhibitions