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The Printer’s Eye: Ukiyo-e from the Grabhorn Collection

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The Printer’s Eye: Ukiyo-e from the Grabhorn Collection

200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
February 20th, 2015 - May 10th, 2015
Opening: February 20th, 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:  
Japanese Woodblock Prints, figurative, drawing
COST:  
Free with museum admission

DESCRIPTION

The Printer’s Eye introduces 88 works from the Grabhorn Collection, which was donated to the Asian Art Museum in 2005. Ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world,” is the term for woodblock prints made to celebrate the myriad pleasures and activities available to urban residents during Japan’s long Edo period (1615–1868). The exhibition unpacks the oft-arcane subject matter of ukiyo-e, particularly celebrities of the pleasure quarters and stage: courtesans, geisha, and Kabuki actors.

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