Sunday, February 3, 2002Sunday, April 14, 2002
(Admission to be charged. Members receive free tickets according to level of membership. Call the Members' Hotline at 612-870-6323. Nonmembers prices: adults, $5; students, seniors, and groups, $4; children 6-12, $3; children under 5, free.)
This exhibition features oil paintings, watercolors, and woodblock prints by eight artists from a single Japanese family, spanning four generations and more than 100 years. The exhibition addresses the evolution of the popular Japanese print from the late 1800s to the present; the adaptation of western styles--naturalism and abstraction--into Japanese styles, methods, and aesthetics; and the dynamics of the family tradition in its commercial, stylistic, and interpersonal dimensions. The Yoshida family is fascinating because of the longevity and breadth of the family's artistic legacy, its high aesthetic standards, and its internationalism. Thus, this exhibition allows for multiple foci, including aesthetics, production, culture, politics, and personalities.
Organized by The Minneapolis Institute of Arts. This exhibition is made possible with support from Blakemore Foundation.
(image: Yoshida Hiroshi, Japanese, Sailing Ships--Mist, 1926)