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Seduction: Japan’s Floating World The John C. Weber Collection

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Seduction: Japan’s Floating World The John C. Weber Collection

200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
February 20th, 2015 - May 10th, 2015
Opening: May 11th, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.asianart.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Union Square/Civic Center
EMAIL:  
members@asianart.org
PHONE:  
415.581.3500
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 10-5; Thu (Jan-Oct) 10-9; Thu (Nov-Dec) 10-5; closed Mon
TAGS:  
painting, figurative, landscape, modern, surrealism, traditional, drawing, photography, mixed-media
COST:  
Free with museum admission

DESCRIPTION

Seduction: Japan’s Floating World explores the creative explosion unleashed by the new entertainment districts established in Edo (present-day Tokyo) during the late 1600s. Both a state of mind and a locale, the term “floating world” refers to the pleasures available in brothel districts and Kabuki theaters of the city, whose population approached a million by the end of the century. Including more than 60 works, the majority from the John C. Weber Collection, the exhibition takes a new lens to the floating world and its representation in art, juxtaposing paintings and woodblock prints with textiles, ceramics, lacquers and other daily-life objects from the Edo period (1615–1868).

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