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Facing the World: Modernization and Splendor in Meiji Japan

Art - Exhibit

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - Sunday, April 16, 2017

Worcester Art Museum
Japanese Gallery
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
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During the Meiji (enlightened rule) period (1868 -1912) when power was restored back to the emperor from the samurai class, Japan underwent rapid modernization that established a thriving industrial sector and a powerful national army and navy. Though the Meiji period is best known for dramatic domestic reforms, its modernization also involved presenting the nation on the international stage through the beauty of its arts. Facing the World features magnificent lacquerware that represented Japan at international expositions in Paris and San Francisco as well as prints reflecting Japan's accelerated growth at home and abroad.

Image: The Second Exhibition At The Tokyo National Museum In Ueno Park, Ando Hiroshige III, 1863-1894, colored woodblock print, Oban (each): 37.5 x 25.3 cm (14 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.), Oban Triptych: 37.5 x 75.9 cm (14 3/4 x 29 7/8 in.), Harriet B. Bancroft Fund, 1989.136

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Woo Pass: $2 off general admission for up to 4 adults

Suggested Audiences:Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders

Website: http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/facing-world-meiji-japan/
Phone: 508-799-4406

Last Modified: September 26, 2016 at 12:20 PM

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