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Gallery Tour of the CU Art Museum's Japanese Print Featuring R. Keller Kimbrough
Start Date: 3/8/2013Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 3/8/2013End Time: 1:45 PM
Event Description:
Special gallery tours will be given of the CU Art Museum's From Cherry Blossoms to Snow Gardens: The Floating World of Japanese Prints exhibition. All tours are scheduled on Fridays and start at 1 pm, lasting approximately 45 minutes.

Featuring R. Keller Kimbrough, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations

FROM CHERRY BLOSSOMS TO SNOW GARDENS features woodblock prints by famed ukiyo-e masters of the 19th century including Utagawa Hiroshige, Utagawa Kunisada, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, and Katsushika Hokusai. These artists documented the everyday life of Edo (present day Tokyo) through vibrant images of landscape, travel, commerce, and leisure. Among the many subjects represented in FROM CHERRY BLOSSOMS TO SNOW GARDENS are sumo wrestlers, logging and bamboo harvesting, images of the passing seasons, fireworks, and boating. Also included are selections from Hiroshige’s series “Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido,” “One Hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo,” and “Fashionable Genji.” The exhibition also features twentieth century Japanese prints by artists including Shiro Ikegawa, Hashiguchi Goy?, Kaoru Kawano, and Kiyoshi Saito. Also on view are examples of popular 20th century Japanese print culture including selections of mid-century Chiyogami prints as well as prints that reflect both the evolution and continuity of Japanese visual narratives.
Location Information:
Main Campus - Visual Arts Complex  (View Map)
1085 18th Street
Boulder, CO
Room: CU Art Museum
Contact Information:
Name: Lisa Tamiris Becker
Email: Lisa.Becker@Colorado.EDU
Japanese Print
This event is open to
  • Everyone
  • Ticket information:
    Free And Open To The Public

    Utagawa Ichiyusai Hiroshige, Japanese (1797-1858)
    Asakusa Kinryuzan [Kinryuzan Temple, Asakusa], 1856
    # 99, from the series "One Hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo"
    13 ½ x 9 ¾ inches
    Gift of Helen Baker Jones, in memory of her father, James H. Baker, former President of CU (1892-1914), CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder
    Photo: Aaron Hoffman/© CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder

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