K-12 School Gallery Tours
School Gallery Tours invite students to observe, discuss, and explore various Japanese art forms and their rich historical backgrounds through seasonal exhibitions led by experienced museum educators and teaching artists.
Refashioning: CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga
ONSITE TOUR | 60 MINUTES
VIRTUAL TOUR | 45 MINUTES
November 18, 2022—February 19, 2023
Students get a vibrant and fun look at Japanese and Asian art, history and culture through Japan Society’s first exhibition devoted to the art of contemporary fashion! Emerging labels CFGNY and Wataru Tominaga experiment with artistic mediums beyond conventional forms of dress, and examine intersections between fashion, art, and identity through garments, accessories, and textile-related works.
Shikō Munakata: A Way of Seeing
VIRTUAL TOUR | 45 MINUTES
Shikō Munakata (1903-1975) is a 20th century Japanese artist primarily known for his powerfully expressive woodblock prints. Borrowing from Japan Society’s permanent collection, virtual school tours introduce selected works of Munakata prints. Students explore bold print works inspired by Japanese folk tales, Buddhism, and nature motifs through close looking, discussion and developing meanings and activities. This interactive tour will be available year-round via video conferencing.
Registration and Pricing Information
Japan Society’s gallery tour offers an interactive art experience led by trained museum educators, who incorporate close-looking, personal connections, inquiry, and related activities for K-12 students. Maximum group size at one time is 30 students for both Virtual and On-site Gallery Tours, with a requirement of 2 chaperones for On-site Gallery Tour. Groups of more than 15 students will be divided into smaller groups for on-site tours.
We request each reservation to be made at least two weeks in advance of your desired date. A one-week notice for any cancellations or changes is required to avoid fees barring extreme weather or case-by-case emergencies.
For more details or to make a reservation, please contact us at [email protected] or (212) 715-1254.
Japan Society School Partnerships are made possible by a generous grant from the MetLife Foundation and supported by the United States-Japan Foundation and MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group).
Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas. Education Programs are generously supported by an anonymous donor; Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas); ORIX Corporation USA; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Masako Mera and Koichi Mera, PhD Fund for Education and the Arts; The Norinchukin Foundation; Hiroko Onoyama; and Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II.