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Seven Masters: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints

Explore the intersection of traditional Japanese style and western technique in the first major traveling exhibition of Japanese art at the UMFA. The artists featured in Seven Mastersdeveloped a new art form—shin hanga—in response to Japan’s rapid Westernization and industrialization. Shin hanga mingled the old with the new, creating beautiful, enticing pictures that were widely reproduced as prints of almost unsurpassed quality. The works on view exemplify this new movement.

Seven Masters opens at the UMFA before traveling to the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana; the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Mississippi, and the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.

Curated by Andreas Marks, head of the Japanese and Korean Art Department at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Relevant research areas: East Asia, 20th Century, Relief printing

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