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Cantor Arts Center

Exhibition Detail
Border Crossings: From Imperial to Popular Life
Stanford University
328 Lomita Dr.
Stanford, CA 94305-5060
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January 30th, 2013 - February 2nd
Opening: 
January 30th, 2013 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
Geisha with Maid in Garden by Lantern Light, Toyokuni UtagawaToyokuni Utagawa,
Geisha with Maid in Garden by Lantern Light,
18th century, Color woodblock print
© Gift of Jean Haber Green (A.B., 1940). 1987.84.
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Wed-Mon 11-5; Thu 11-8
TAGS:  
photography, woodblock print
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How are the boundaries between social classes and identities challenged and transcended? This exhibition explores that question. Eighteenth-century Chinese paintings demonstrate how artists outside palace walls reproduced the subject and styles of imperial court paintings in order to fulfill commissions by patrons of a rising social class. Japanese woodblock prints examine how cross-dressing actors in Kabuki theater became trendsetters for the world off-stage. And through his photographs, Chinese contemporary artist Cang Xin steps into different professions and identities. Forty-four works on display.

Madeleine H. Russell Gallery


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