Thursday, January 10, 2019

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Exhibition Focuses on Shrines Across Japan

Kansa Shrine at Lake Tazawa, from the series Souvenirs of Travel III, 1927, Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883 - 1957), Woodblock print; ink and color on paper. René and Carolyn Balcer Collection.
This Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibition features twelve woodblock prints by Japanese artist Kawase Hasui (1883-1957). Selected from nearly 700 Hasuiprints donated to the museum by René and Carolyn Balcer, these works focus on scenes of temples and shrines across Japan, celebrating their sacred architecture and connections between people and nature. This installation is curated by Li Jian, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curator of East Asian Art, and coincides with the 100th anniversary of the first prints created by Hasui in 1918. [More]

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: "Temples and Shrines in Japan: Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui" (Through March 17, 2019); 200 N Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia; (804) 340-1400;