Step back in time to an era when Japanese woodcuts set the stage for Asian art during a special exhibition at Sordoni Art Gallery. “Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga: Japanese Woodcuts from the Syracuse University Art Collection” will provide viewers with a glimpse into Syracuse’s vast collection of Japanese works while placing them into modern context. Make plans to see it for yourself on Saturday, April 20th, beginning at 12:00 p.m.
“Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga: Japanese Woodcuts from the Syracuse University Art Collection” draws from Syracuse University's collection of over 300 examples from this influential art movement. Masters of this medium are represented, including the work of Utamaro, Hokusai, Hiroshida, and Yoshida Hiroshi. The prints exemplify the soft painterly style that is synonymous with the Japanese woodcut, and they illustrate the wide range of subjects from courtesans to Kabuki theater and the Japanese landscape.
Also on display for the duration of the Japanese Woodcut exhibition will be a rotating showcase of local Bonsai trees presented by members of the NEPA Bonsai Society. Don't forget to stop by the Sordoni Art Gallery lobby to see them!
The mission of the Sordoni Art Gallery is to encourage an appreciation of the arts and an understanding of its role in society through direct engagement with art. Part of Wilkes University campus, the gallery looks to engage in cross- and inter-disciplinary dialogue to support academic programming across the entire university. Because its role on campus is widely defined, the gallery has a great deal of flexibility to present diverse, varied and exciting programming. The Sordoni Gallery facility has the ability to be a traditional viewing space or a venue for experimental installations.
Spend a Saturday perusing beautiful Japanese woodcuts at this intriguing exhibit! Admission is free. For more information, visit www.wilkes.edu.
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Saturday, April 20, 2019—12:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Sordoni Art Gallery (Wilkes University)
141 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701