New York City, Chicago, Houston
Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan
Time and Location
October 3, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Asia Society, New York
March 21 – June 9, 2024
Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago
July 30 – September 15, 2024
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan takes a fresh look at the art of Japan’s Meiji era (1868–1912), through a vivid selection of approximately 175 objects drawn from early public and private collections across the United States, including newly discovered prints, photographs, textiles, paintings and craft objects.
Arranged around traditional Japanese motifs, such as the sea and nature, Buddhist deities, beauties, and mythical animals, Meiji Modern highlights these themes as they are transformed by the introduction of newly imported techniques, materials, and objects, surprising the viewer with works of technical virtuosity, unexpected scale, and sheer beauty.
On view at Asia Society, New York, the exhibition will travel to the Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Visit the Asia Society, New York website to learn more.
This event is supported through the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.