Edo Pop playfully juxtaposes classic ukiyo-e prints from such masters as Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige with contemporary works inspired by these artists and their works. Delve into alluring worlds created by the power of Edo period and contemporary popular culture in which change is the only constant.
Recently appointed Japan Society Gallery Director, Miwako Tezuka, PhD, will introduce the initiatives that Japan Society will launch in the coming months and her perspectives, focusing on the importance of cross-historical and transnational curatorial methodology applied to the Society’s special exhibition Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints, which opens to the public on March 9 and will be on view through June 9. 2013.
Monday, March 11
9:30 – 11:00 am
FEE | ArtTable Members $15 | Guests $20
Directions | Japan Society Gallery | 337 East 47th Street, between 1st & 2nd Avenues
Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849)
Under the Wave off Kanagawa from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji
1831–34, color woodblock, oban
10 1/4 x 14 5/8 in. (26 x 37.7 cm)