Current Exhibitions

Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga: Japanese Woodcuts from the Syracuse University Art CollectionUkiyo-e to Shin Hanga: Japanese Woodcuts from the Syracuse University Art Collection

March 28 – May 24, 2015

Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga draws from the Syracuse University’s collection of over 300 examples from this important and hugely influential art movement. The 40 prints on view date from the height of color ukiyo-e printmaking (c1780–1868) through Japan’s Meiji period (1868-1912) to twentieth century impressions of the Shin Hanga movement (1915–1940s). Masters of this medium are represented, including the work of Utamaro, Kuniyoshi, Hokusai, Hiroshida, Tsuchiya Koitsu and Yoshida Hiroshi. The prints exemplify the soft, painterly style that is synonymous with the Japanese woodcut, and illustrates the wide range of subjects from courtesans to Kabuki theater and the Japanese landscape.

This exhibition is organized by the Syracuse University Art Galleries.

Image credit: Kunichika, [Woman with sword on raft], c. 1860. Color woodcut on laid paper, 13 7/8 x 9 5/8 inches. Gift of Colonel John R. Fox. Courtesy of Syracuse University Art Collection.

 

 

Looking Inward: Japanese Artworks from the University Museums CollectionsLooking Inward: Japanese Artworks from the University Museums Collections

March 28 – May 24, 2015

Kimono, haori, Japanese prints, carved bone swords, and decorative art objects unite into an exhibition showcasing Japanese artwork from the collections of Florida Institute of Technology’s two sister museums. The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, with its substantial collection of international textiles, has loaned an array of artfully designed kimono including a number featuring the yuzen (paste resist) dyeing method. Never before displayed prints by Tomikichiro Tokuriki (Japanese, 1902-2000), a Satsuma Ware tea set and potiches (covered jars) from the Foosaner Art Museum’s collection reflect another dimension of Japanese culture.

Image credit: Woman's Kimono, Japan, Taisho Period (1912 - 1926). Silk, figured satin weave (rinzu), yuzen surface design. Gift of William D. and Norma Canelas Roth. Collection of Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology, 2007.23.5.