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Kiyochika & Japan, Transformed

Memorial Art Gallery
Thursday, November 2, 2017
All Day

The exhibition Kiyochika and Japan, Transformed showcases over 30 color woodblock prints by Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915), who witnessed firsthand the transformation of Japan when it opened to the West after centuries of isolation. These prints, drawn from the extraordinary collections of University of Rochester alumnus Arthur R. Miller, emphasize the complexities of modern and traditional life in late-19th century Japan. Kiyochika’s work is characterized by his innovative use of light and shadow as well as his juxtapositions of subject matter, both old and new, in this rapidly changing world.


shown: Kobayashi Kiyochika, Night Rain in Yanagihara, woodblock print, c. 1881