Exhibits

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Upcoming events

    • 13 Sep 2014
    • 12:00 AM
    • 19 Jul 2015
    • 11:30 PM
    • Museum of Fine Arts, Japanese Print Gallery (Gallery 278A), Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

    Playing with Paper
    Japanese Toy Prints

    September 13, 2014-July 19, 2015

    Museum of Fine Arts
    Japanese Print Gallery (Gallery 278A)
    Avenue of the Arts
    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

    Colorful 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints of games and toys.

    By the middle of the 19th century, color woodblock printing in Japan was so widespread and inexpensive that it could profitably be used to make toys for children which were no doubt enjoyed by many adults as well. This exhibition (one of the first of its kind outside Japan) will feature "toy prints" (asobi-e or omocha-e) such as colorful board games, paper dolls, cutout dioramas and pictorial riddles, as well as scenes showing how the toys and games were enjoyed. Thanks largely to the eclectic taste of William Sturgis Bigelow, the donor of over half of the Museum’s collection, the MFA has a fine assortment of these intriguing and unusual materials. In particular, a group of large paper board games by major 19th-century artists will be presented in pristine condition.

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    • 05 Apr 2015
    • 12 Jul 2015
    • Henry and Lois Foster Gallery (Gallery 158), Museum of Fine Arts Boston

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston presents

    In the Wake

    Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11



    April 5, 2015 – July 12, 2015
    Henry and Lois Foster Gallery (Gallery 158)

    The Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011, and an enormous wave of water swept through towns in the Tōhoku (Northeast) region, destroying virtually everything in its path and irrevocably damaging the Fukushima nuclear power plant. This triple disaster was of such epic proportions that it became a defining moment for Japan. A number of photographers felt compelled to record not only the events’ physical effects on the land, but also to interpret the overarching significance of the tragedy through art. This exhibition is the first in the US or Japan to explore the photographic response to these events.


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    • 05 Apr 2015
    • 09 Aug 2015
    • Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue Boston

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston presents

    HOKUSAI


    April 5, 2015 – August 9, 2015

    Ann and Graham Gund Gallery (Gallery LG31)

    Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) was the first Japanese artist to be internationally recognized, and he continues to inspire artists around the world. As the home of the largest and finest collection of Japanese art outside Japan—including the greatest variety of Hokusai works in any museum—the MFA is uniquely positioned to offer a comprehensive exhibition of this remarkable artist. 

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    • 16 May 2015
    • 12 Jul 2015
    • Pucker Gallery, 240 Newbury Street, 3rd floor, Boston MA


    The Pucker Gallery Presents

    Into the Present: The Ceramic Art of 

    TOMOO HAMADA


    16 May - 12 July 2015

    Pucker Gallery
    240 Newbury Street, 3rd floor, Boston MA 


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