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Dreams and Diversions: 250 Years of Japanese Woodblock Prints

Event Start DateSaturday, November 6, 2010 – Saturday, February 13, 2010
Robert and Karen Hoehn Galleries, Founders Hall
CostCost: free

Organized by The San Diego Museum of Art, this landmark exhibition unveils prime examples of Japanese print treasures drawn from the museum’s rarely seen collection. Spanning the history of Ukiyo-e and beyond from the 17th to 20th century, the exhibition will be arranged thematically within a chronological framework and will include important works by Japan’s most celebrated print artists, including Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige. The prints depict images of destinations and celebrities that evoke moments of pleasure and respite from everyday toils.  A unique collaboration between the museum and the University of San Diego will allow these masterworks to be on display in unprecedented scope at both institutions concurrently. 

The first of two rotations to be presented at USD will exhibit the complete series of Utagawa Hiroshige’s Famous Views of the Sixty-Odd Provinces of 1853-56. Perhaps the most celebrated of the Japanese woodblock printmakers, Hiroshige has been recognized for his distinct representation of landscape and his masterful arrangement of form. These traits can be observed in the Famous Views, shown in its entirety at the Hoehn galleries.

Hours for the exhibit are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m., Sunday

Closed university holidays from Nov. 25 to 28 and Dec. 23 to Jan. 3.

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