A Feast for the Eyes and a Sacred Trek for the Feet

September 05, 2015, through October 18, 2015

Journeys along the Tokaido Highway

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Series

A Space for Dialogue 90

Location

Temporary Exhibitions, Lobby

About

This exhibition, at its essence, is about the power of place. A single locale can carry myriad meanings and experiences for different people, as can be seen through depictions of the Tokaido highway. As the main arterial road in Japan during the Edo period (1603–1868), the Tokaido held great significance for citizens and artists alike. Examining different artists’ representations of the Tokaido illustrates the diverse range of experiences people had along the road, as well as the distinctive meanings each artist attached to the highway.

A Space for Dialogue, founded with support from the Class of 1948, is made possible with generous endowments from the Class of 1967, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Jr., Class of 1966, and Pamela J. Joyner, Class of 1979.

Exhibition Curator

Curated by Alexandra H. Johnson, Class of 1954 Intern, Programming

Related Publications

Exhibition subject: A Space for DialogueAsia