Not Held at Japan Society – Hokusai Exhibition
March 4 – May 14, 2006
This unprecedented Sackler Gallery exhibition—co-organized by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc., in cooperation with the Tokyo National Museum—focuses on the paintings created during a career of more than 70 years of the great Japanese artist Hokusai, whose print Great Wave Off Kanagawa is one of most widely recognized images ever produced. The extraordinarily large variety of Hokusai’s works on view will range from large, colorful folding screens and scrolls and fans to small drawings and sketches, prints, and printed books. Paintings such as the famous “Boy Viewing Mount Fuji,” from the Freer Gallery’s outstanding collection of Hokusai’s original paintings, will be displayed for the first time together with important works from public and private museums and collections in Japan, Europe, and the United States. A fully illustrated catalogue written by an international team of scholars accompanies the exhibition.
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- March 4, 2006 – May 14, 2006