Pursuing Beauty: The Art of Edo Japan
February 17 - May 27, 2012
The second of two Asian Art exhibitions this year examines a crucial period in Japanese history (1603-1868) when Japanese artists reconfigured previous conventions and adapted foreign influences to create innovative artistic styles and forms. The exhibition is part of the College and University Art Museums Collection- Sharing Project developed by the Yale University Art Gallery and funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. SCMA is one of six academic partner museums invited to develop exhibitions from Yale’s extensive holdings.
Image Credit: Soga Shohaku. Japanese, 1730-1781. “Winter Landscape,” 18th century. Hanging scroll, ink on paper. Purchased with funds from The Japan Foundation Endowment of the Council on East Asian Studies and the Katherine Ordway Fund. Loan from the Yale University Art Gallery.