Discover the history of Japanese art

May 28, 2012 by  

The Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami is presenting the exhibit “Introspection and awakening: Japanese art of the Edo and Meiji period, 1615-1912” from June 23 – October 21. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Museum members and University of Miami students are admitted free.

The exhibit will feature 225 paintings, sculptures, prints, ceramics, and lacquers which are all found in the permanent collection of the Lowe Art Museum. There will also be early examples of woodblock prints and pieces of art created at various painting schools of the time will also be highlighted. The exhibit opens with a lecture and reception on June 22. Tickets are $10 and those in attendance will get an early look at the featured artworks.

Miami printing companies will no doubt be helping to spread the word about this event to the community through poster printing and flyer printing services. A colorful poster, distributed throughout the area, will help to bring people in to see this important exhibit.

For many Americans, Japanese art is still something of an unknown quantity. Because we do not always know the motivations behind the art, we miss out on some of the rich and diverse work of the greatest Japanese artists, even though much of it is readily available at our museums. This exhibit highlights how different the art of Japan was in this period to Western art of the same time period, as well as demonstrating how Western art was frequently influenced by Japanese art and vice versa.