Facing the World: Modernization and Splendor in Meiji Japan

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Date & Time: Saturday, September 3, 2016 - Sunday, April 16, 2017

Suggested Audiences: Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Worcester Art Museum
Japanese Gallery
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Cost: Free with Museum admission
Promotions: Woo Pass: $2 off general admission for up to 4 adults
Description: During the Meiji (enlightened rule) period (1868 -1912) when power was restored back to the emperor from the samurai class, Japan underwent rapid modernization that established a thriving industrial sector and a powerful national army and navy. Though the Meiji period is best known for dramatic domestic reforms, its modernization also involved presenting the nation on the international stage through the beauty of its arts. Facing the World features magnificent lacquerware that represented Japan at international expositions in Paris and San Francisco as well as prints reflecting Japan's accelerated growth at home and abroad.

Image: The Second Exhibition At The Tokyo National Museum In Ueno Park, Ando Hiroshige III, 1863-1894, colored woodblock print, Oban (each): 37.5 x 25.3 cm (14 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.), Oban Triptych: 37.5 x 75.9 cm (14 3/4 x 29 7/8 in.), Harriet B. Bancroft Fund, 1989.136
More Information: Website: http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/facing-world-meiji-j...
E-mail: information@worcesterart.org
Phone: 508-799-4406
Entered by: Worcester Art Museum

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Created: September 26, 2016 at 12:20 PM

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