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Film: 14th New York Asian Film Festival / New York, NY

06/26/2015 - 07/08/2015

The New York Asian Film Festival, North America’s largest Asian film festival, brings the best of the newest Asian films. This year 8 Japanese films will be showcased, including the North American premier of Daihachi Yoshida’s PALE MOON (2014). The Film Festival will also present The Last Men in Japanese Film, a special 6-film tribute to two legendary Japanese actors: Ken Takakura and Bunta Sugawara. This program is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Photo: © 2014 "Pale Moon" Film Partners]

Exhibition: Artists from Postwar Japan Part II: Inspired in New York, 1960s - 1970s / New York, NY

06/18/2015 - 07/15/2015

This exhibition will showcase masterpieces by 24 Japanese artists who arrived in New York between the 1950s and the 1970s. Through the exhibition, visitors can understand the influence the New York art scene had on the artworks of these artists and how their new expressions with Japanese sensitivity have become an intrinsic part of the art world. This exhibition is nominally supported by The Japan Foundation, New York.

[Image: Tadashi Asoma, The Evening Breeze, 1993, 31 x 40 inches, Oil on canvas.]

Exhibition: Jun Kaneko Sculpture at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens / Memphis TN

05/28/2015 - 11/22/2015

Contemporary ceramic artist Jun Kaneko’s large-scale ceramic forms will be on display on the grounds of Dixon Gallery and Gardens. This event is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Image: June Kaneko, Untitle, Dango, 2005, hand built & glazed ceramic, 79x78x19". Photo credit: Dirk Bakker.]

Exhibition: Immortal Present: Art and East Asia / Pittsfield, MA

05/23/2015 - 09/07/2015

This exhibition will feature the Berkshire Museum’s historic collection of Asian art and will showcase works by a number of significant and influential contemporary artists with ties to Asia. Participating artists include Nobuhito Nishigawara among others. This event is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Image: Nobuhito Nishigawara, 12, 2012, clay with iron coating, and pigment print. Courtesy Tally Beck Contemporary.]

Peace Exhibit: í╚70 Years After the Atomic Bombsí╔ / Indianapolis, IN

04/27/2015 - 08/09/2015

The University of Indianapolis will display posters from the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation through August 9, 2015, the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. The exhibit is part of UIndy’s grant project supported under the Institutional Project Support (IPS) Small Grant program.

Exhibition: The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi / Washington, DC

04/03/2015 - 08/30/2015

The Artistic Journey of Yasuo Kuniyoshi at the Smithsonian American Art Museum celebrates the career of one of America’s great modernist painters and reveals the unique vision of an extraordinary artist. The exhibition is the first comprehensive overview of Kuniyoshi’s work by a U.S. museum in more than 65 years and traces his career though 66 of his finest paintings and drawings, chosen from leading public and private collections in America and Japan. This exhibition is supported by the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

[Image: Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Strong Woman with Child, 1925, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation. © Estate of Yasuo Kuniyoshi/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.]

Exhibition: For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979 at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / Houston, TX

03/07/2015 - 07/12/2015

This exhibition surveys photographs, photo books, paintings, sculpture, and film-based installations by 29 Japanese artists during the political and social turmoil of 1960s and early 70s, and demonstrates how the artists and photographers enlisted the camera to make experimental and conceptual shifts in their artistic practices during a time of such radical societal change. This exhibition is supported by the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

[Photo: Daidō Moriyama, from Accident, 1969, gelatin silver print, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Shadai Gallery. © Daidō Moriyama]

Exhibition: Masterpieces of Japanese Art at Cincinnati Art Museum / Cincinnati, OH

02/14/2015 - 08/30/2015

This exhibition features approximately 100 Japanese masterpieces from the museum’s permanent collection. The show is designed to provide viewers not only with a better understanding of Japanese art and its aesthetics, but also a unique regional perspective through the history of the collection. This exhibition is supported by the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

[Image: Ogawa Haritsu (1663–1747); Animal Story Scroll (detail); Edo period (1615–1868); Handscroll, ink and colors on paper; 24.6 × 668.3 cm; Gift of the Robert F. Blum Estate, 1906.4]

Exhibition: Splendors of Shiga: Treasures from Japan at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park / Grand Rapids, MI

01/30/2015 - 08/16/2015

With the partnership with Shiga Prefecture, the sister state of Michigan, this exhibition will display more than 60 Japanese historical works of art from the 17th century to the present day, including Shigaraki pottery, delicate scrolls, screens, kimono, and functional objects. This exhibition is supported by the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

[Image: Kimono“Flowers,”Yuzen style dyeing by Moriguchi Kakō (1909-2008)1983. Silk; Photo courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan]

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