Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered

Exhibition Website

Apr 8 2017 - Jul 9 2017

Not seen together since 1879, three large-scale works by the legendary Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro are reunited in Inventing Utamaro. 

The exhibition showcases Moonlight Revelry at Dozo Sagami from the Freer|Sackler along with Fukagawa in the Snow from the Okada Museum of Art and Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Depicting the themes of snow, moon, and flowers, the triptych was last shown as a whole in Japan in 1879. Nearly 140 years later, the Freer|Sackler is the only location at which all three original pieces will be on view.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Asian
  • 18th Century
  • Japanese
  • Kitagawa Utamaro

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