Detail from a woodcut by Kitagawa Utamaro circa 1800.
Pieces from Syracuse University’s Art CollectionMELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology’s Foosaner Art Museum presents Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga: Japanese Woodcuts from the Syracuse University Art Collection, from March 28 through May 24.
The 40-piece exhibition highlights the designed images of over 20 influential Japanese artists from key times in the country’s cultural history: the height of color Ukiyo-e printmaking (1780-1868) through the Meiji period (1868-1912) to 20th century impressions of the Shin Hanga movement (1915-1940s).
The prints exemplify the soft, painterly style that is synonymous with the Japanese woodcut and illustrate the wide range of subjects from courtesans to Kabuki theater and the Japanese landscape.
The exhibition is curated by Andrew Saluti, assistant director of the Syracuse University Art Galleries.
Find more information and related programming at www.foosanerartmuseum.org