Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, the New Women for a New Age: Japan Elsewhere Looking Together on Tuesday, March 14 was cancelled. The new rescheduled date is Tuesday, April 11, 2017.  

Inspired by the exhibition “New Women for a New Age: Japanese Beauties, 1890s-1930s,” discover how the image of women in art transformed in different countries and time periods. At the turn of the 20th century Japanese women marched into the new fashion and lifestyle of the times with gusto and panache. This was not the first time in history; think Lady Sennuwy in ancient Nubia, Mme de Pompadour in Rococo France, flappers in Art Deco, Frida Kahlo at the Mexican Revolution, and today’s women making powerful statements in contemporary materials and installations.

Martha Wright, adjunct instructor


Above: Terasaki Kogyo, Sea-bathing Beauty, frontispiece illustration from the literary magazine Bungei kurabu, vol. 9, no.10, 1903. Woodblock print; ink and color on paper. Gift of Robert M. Woollacott. 2015.2847.

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