Munakata at Dartmouth

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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

Curated by Allen Hockley

Exhibition subject: Asia