10/30/2015 - 02/06/2016
This traveling exhibition at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, presented by The Japan Foundation, is the second edition of the exhibition with the same title, displaying 100 most recent works representing innovative and modern Japanese product design.
[Image: FUTAGAMI Bottle Opener]
10/24/2015 - 01/03/2016
Drawing from the Japanese collection of the Stibbert Museum, in Florence, Italy, this exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art features some 100 objects related to the legendary samurai warriors—full suits of armor, helmets, swords, sword-hilts and saddles but also objects intended for more personal use such as lacquered writing boxes, incense trays and foldable chairs that characterize the period in which Japan was ruled by the samurai military class.
[Image: Helmet, first half of the 17th century. Steel, wood (Japanese foxglove tree), papier-mâché, lacquer, Japanese deerskin, horsehair, silk. 35 x 40 x 30 centimeters]
10/24/2015 - 01/31/2016
This exhibition at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery convenes for the first time more than seventy of masterpieces from collections in Japan, Europe, and the United States by Tawaraya Sōtatsu (ca. 1570 - ca. 1640), a fountainhead of Japanese painting and design, along with homage pieces by later artists that demonstrate his long-ranging influence.
This exhibition is co-organized by the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Japan Foundation.
[Image: Tawaraya Sotatsu; Screen with Scattered Fans; Mounted on a Screen (part); Edo period, 17th century; color on paper; single six-panel screen; Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Gift of Charles Lang Freer, F1900.24.]
Film: Seijun Suzuki Retrospective / Washington, DC; Austin, TX; New York, NY; Cleveland, OH; Nashville, TN; Minneapolis, MN; Chicago, IL; Toronto, Canada; Los Angeles, CA; Vancouver, Canada; Annandale-On-Hudson, NY; Philadelphia, PA
10/09/2015 - 04/16/2016
In a career spanning nearly five decades, Seijun Suzuki amassed a body of work ranging from B movie potboilers to beguiling metaphysical mysteries. He remains a cult figure outside of Japan and has influenced a number of contemporary directors, such as Jim Jarmusch, Wong Kar-wai, and Quentin Tarantino. This is the first retrospective of the filmmaker’s work in North America.
October 9 – December 20: Freer and Sackler Galleries (Washington, DC)
October 9 – November 18: Austin Film Society (Austin, TX)
November 6 – November 17: Film Society of Lincoln Center (New York, NY)
November 14 – December 19: Cleveland Cinematheque (Cleveland, OH)
November 20 – December 7: Belcourt Theatre (Nashville, TN)
December 2 & 3: Japan Information Cultural Center (Washington, DC)
December 30, 2015 – January 21, 2016: Cinema Arts Centre (Huntington, NY)
January 1 – Jannuary 31: Trylon Microcinema (Minneapolis, MN)
January 3 – February 3: Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago, IL)
January 30 – April 2: TIFF Bell Lightbox (Toronto, CANADA)
February 5 – March 13: UCLA Film and Television Archive (Los Angeles, CA)
February 20 – March 13: Vancouver Cinematheque (Vancouver, CANADA)
TBA: Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY)
April 4 – April 16: International House Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
This traveling retrospective is co-organized by the Japan Foundation and the participating venues.
[Image: Kagero-za © 1981 presented by LittleMore Co., Ltd.]
09/25/2015 - 01/10/2016
This exhibition features work by the Japanese artist Bidou Yamaguchi (b. 1970). Trained to make reproductions of historic Japanese Noh masks, the artist has, since 2003, radicalized this traditional idea and practice. YamaguchiĄĮs masks apply the forms, techniques, transformative spirit, and mysterious elegance of Noh masks to iconic female portraits from the European art historical canon, as well as to Kabuki actor prints by Sharaku, JapanĄĮs enigmatic eighteenth century portrait master. This exhibition is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture. Image: Onayo, 2013, Bidou Yamaguchi Japanese cypress, seashell, natural pigment, lacquer 8.35 x 5.04 x 3.54 inches Courtesy of the artist, Photo by Suemasa Mareo © Bidou Yamaguchi
09/15/2015 - 12/02/2015
This Japanese Anime series at Emory University aims to present an historical perspective on anime as well as a survey of its important genres, themes and artists. On Monday, Nov 9th, Dr. Alexander Zahlten at Harvard University will speak about Mamoru Oshii's film The Sky Crawlers. All screenings are at 7:30pm in 208 White Hall at Emory University. This series is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.
[Photo: The Sky Crawlers, 2008 ]
08/18/2015 - 12/13/2015
Featuring original scholarship and a full color publication, Curator Terry Kita presents the incredible story of the Friendship Dolls from Japan of the early 1920s. Five of these beautiful dolls will be on view, including the museum's own doll, Miss Chosen. This exhibition is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.
Image: Hôryȗsai, Miss Chosen, 1927, Gofun, cloth, wood, silk, human hair, 33 1/2 inches tall, Gift of Denny and Frances Gulick, Brauer Museum of Art, 2013
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