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.
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