The Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania will host A Sense of Place: Modern Japanese Prints from April 9 to June 21. The subject of “famous places” was one of the most influential topics in the development of landscape imagery in Japan and was initially linked to courtly poetry practices that named and praised significant sites. This exhibition brings together twentieth-century prints on this theme, with works selected from the holdings of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the University of Pennsylvania Library, and private collections.
This project is supported by the curatorial seminar funds held by the Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. In the curatorial seminar held in spring of 2014 the curators worked with students to select and research prints for the exhibition. The exhibition has been timed to coordinate with the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia as well as to coincide with the major exhibition, Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to be held from March through May 2015.
A Sense of Place: Modern Japanese Prints will be exhibited at the Arthur Ross Gallery at University of Pennsylvania from April 9 – June 21, 2015.
Julie Nelson Davis, Associate Professor, History of Art
Quintana Heathman and Jeannie Kenmotsu, graduate students, University of Pennsylvania, Department of the History of Art
With assistance from students in two curatorial seminars