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ExhibitionThe Hanga Traditions: Twentieth-Century Japanese Woodcuts

Nov 5, 2011–Jan 15, 2012

color woodcut of a bird

Exhibition Overview

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Japanese color woodblock print was transformed from a national art form to one with an international audience. Two schools of printmaking developed: shin hanga, a conservative style emphasizing technical perfection, and the more experimental and idiosyncratic sosaku hanga. This exhibition follows the contrasting styles through the first half of the twentieth century.

Above: Toshi Yoshida (Japanese, 1911–1995), Raicho, 1930, color woodcut, 9 13/16 x 15 1/4 in. Gift of Ruth A. Ruege, 2005.2.6

Programming & Financial Support

Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by the Chazen Museum of Art Council and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.