Inside the Floating World
Japanese Prints from The Lenoir C. Wright Collection
The Weatherspoon's Japanese print collection comprises the major artists, themes, and formats of Japanese prints from the late 17th to the early 20th centuries. Prints in the exhibition were grouped into six categories including Kabuki (traditional Japanese theater); Women (bijinga or beauty pictures); Landscape (natural wonders, sacred sites, famous views); Poets, Authors, and Heroes (likenesses from classic literature); Children (traditional social pursuits); and Surimono (limited-edition prints created for special events or individuals). Inside the Floating World was guest curated by Dr. Allen Hockley, Associate Professor of Art History at Dartmouth College.
Curated by Allen Hockley, Associate Professor of Art History / Juliette Bianco, Deputy Director / Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro