Munakata at Dartmouth

January 26, 2019, through March 26, 2019



Though recognized the world over for his woodblock prints, Shiko Munakata is widely regarded in Japan as one of the nation's foremost 20th-century calligraphers--an honor of considerable significance, for calligraphy has always been the highest form of art in East Asia.  This Installation highlights works collecting during and since Munakata's time as a visiting artist and lecturer at Dartmouth in 1965. It also features pairings of several works from Utagawa Hiroshige's (1797-1858) Tokaido with Munakata's revisiting of these sites.

Exhibition Curator

Allen Hockley

Exhibition subject: Asia