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Exhibition: Isamu Noguchi, Archaic / Modern / Washington, DC

11/11/2016 - 03/19/2017

Isamu Noguchi, one of the most prominent sculptors of the twentieth century, is the subject of this exhibition that explores how the ancient world shaped this artist's innovative vision for the future. The exhibition is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in collaboration with the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum. This exhibition is supported under the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

The exhibition is on view from November 11, 2016 through March 19, 2017 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th & F Streets, NW, Washington, DC.

[Image: Isamu Noguchi, Grey Sun, 1967, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York.]

Exhibition: Temporal Turn: Art and Speculation in Contemporary Asia / Lawrence, KS

11/10/2016 - 03/12/2017

The exhibition will explore a rich mosaic of ideas about time and history from a generation of artists embedded in what has been dubbed "the Asian Century." This exhibition is supported under the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

The exhibition is on view from November 10, 2016 though March 12, 2017 at Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, 1301 Mississippi Street, Lawrence, KS.

[Image: Konoike Tomoko (born 1960, Akita, Japan; lives and works in Tokyo, Japan). mimio-odyssey (video still), 2005. Single channel video projected on book, 11: 30 min. Museum purchase: Helen Foresman Spencer Art Acquisition Fund, 2010.0194.]

Exhibition: Kishio Suga / New York, NY

11/05/2016 - 07/29/2017

Kishio Suga, the founding member of the Mono-ha (School of Things) movement in the 1960s and 1970s in Japan, is featured in this exhibition with a body of works, old and new, in response to the unique history of the building as a marble-cutting facility. This exhibition is supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The exhibition is on view from November 5, 2016 though July 2017 at Dia:Chelsea, West 22nd Street, New York, NY.

[Image: Kishio Suga, Diagonal Phase, 1969/2012. Installation view, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles. © Kishio Suga. Photo: Tsuyoshi Sato. Courtesy Dia Art Foundation, New York.]

Exhibition: Samurai: The Way of the Warrior / Nashville, TN

11/04/2016 - 01/16/2017

This exhibition examines the traditions of this legendary warrior class and how their political dominance for nearly seven hundred years profoundly affected Japanese art and culture. The exhibition is drawn from the rich holdings of the Museo Stibbert, a museum primarily devoted to arms and armor in Florence, Italy. This exhibition is supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The exhibition is on view from November 4, 2016 through January 16, 2017 at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN.

[Image: Haruta school. Helmet, first half of the 17th century. Steel, gilded copper, lacquer, gold, wood (Japanese foxglove), silk, and Japanese deerskin, 9 7/8 x 11 13/16 x 13 7/8 in. Collection of Museo Stibbert.]

Exhibition: Japanese Prints of Kabuki Theater from the Collection of the University of Michigan Museum of Art / Ann Arbor, MI

10/15/2016 - 01/29/2017

This exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Art features woodblock prints of Kabuki actors, who were superstars in eighteenth- and nineteenth- century Japan. These prints include off- or backstage portrayals of the actors, fantasy scenes of actors in unlikely groupings, and even death portraits of especially famous actors, created by major artists such as Utagawa Toyokuni, Utagawa Kunisada, Utagawa Kuniyoshi and Toyohara Kunichika. This exhibition is supported under the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

[Image: Toyohara Kunichika, Twelve Hours of Magic, Hour of the Sheep: Iwai Hanshirō VIII as Shōden from The Heroic Tales of Jiraiya, Meiji era (1868-1912), 1877, color woodblock print on paper. University of Michigan Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. James Hayes, 2003/1.416.]

Exhibition: Crafting the Elements: Ceramic Art of Modern Japan from the Collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz / Fairfield, CT

09/29/2016 - 12/16/2016

The exhibition at the rebranded Fairfield University Art Museum presents a choice selection of contemporary Japanese ceramics from one of the most distinguished private collections in America. Seen together, the more than thirty works on view highlight the creative dynamism and innovation that enlivens this most traditional art form as practiced by Japanese ceramic artists today. This exhibition is supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Image: Suzuki Gorō, Box #3, Yachishida, 2009, Oribe ware. Photo by Ben Bocko.]

Exhibition: Aki Sasamoto: Delicate Cycle / Long Island City, NY

09/19/2016 - 01/02/2017

SculptureCenter will present Aki Sasamoto's first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum. Working at the intersection of performance and sculpture, Sasamoto creates object scenarios out of narratives and actions. For this exhibition, Sasamoto will create a new body of work in relation to the site. This exhibition is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Photo: Aki Sasamoto, preliminary research image, 2016. Courtesy the artist.]

Exhibition: Tokyo-Ga / Miami, FL

08/24/2016 - 02/28/2017

Originated as a response to the disasters in Japan in 2011 that brought about an awareness of the global connectedness of not just the Japanese people but of all humanity, 51 photographs featuring the city of Tokyo will be on display at MIA Galleries at Miami International Airport. This exhibition is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Image: Yukinori Tokoro]

Exhibition: Abstract Traditions: Postwar Japanese Prints from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection / Greencastle, IN

08/24/2016 - 12/09/2016

This exhibition at  at the Peeler Art Center, DePauw University features a pivotal moment in Japanese printmaking history in which artists broke away from centuries of workshop method of making prints and embraced the flexibility and spontaneous creativity by sketching, carving, and printing on their own. This exhibition is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Image:  Iwami Reika, Winter Composition No. 2, 1959, Woodblock print on paper, 17-5/16 x 12-1/4 inches, DePauw Art Collection: 2016.5.3, Gift of David T. Prosser, Jr. '65.]

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