Inside the Floating World

March 25, 2003, through May 25, 2003
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.

Exhibition Curator

Allen Hockley | Juliette Bianco | Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Exhibition subject: Europe