Japanese Screen Rotation

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Date & Time: Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, October 9, 2020 - January 17, 2021

Suggested Audiences: Elementary, Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Worcester Art Museum
Japanese Gallery
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Cost: Free with Museum admission. Limited capacity, timed entry, and advance tickets only; Free for Members; Adults: $18 Seniors (65+) Students with current ID $14; Ages 17 & under FREE
Description: The Japanese gallery will feature a rotation of a pair of six-panel folding screens by Miyagawa Chshun (1682-1752), the preeminent "ukiyo-e" painter of the first half of the 18th century. The two, rare screens are marvels in execution. They feature cherry-blossom-viewing parties across two different scenes. One depicts elegantly-dressed men and women participating in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities around a teahouse, while the other shows boating parties along on the Sumida River, with the famous Ryogoku Bridge, the center of Edo's main amusement area. The meticulous details, from the eating utensils to the musical instruments; sumptuous kimono fabrics; subtle colors; delicate lines; and large, glittering gold clouds culminate in a soft, luxurious quality for which Chshun's work is revered.

Image: Miyagawa Choshun (Japanese, 16821752), "Amusements at Cherry-Blossom Viewing Time," Kyh era (17161736) pair six-panel folding screen; ink, color, and gold on paper, Harriet B. Bancroft Fund & Stoddard Acquisition Fund, 1993.72.1
More Information: Website: https://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/japanese-screens/
E-mail: information@worcesterart.org
Entered by: Worcester Art Museum

Created: October 9, 2020 at 2:53 PM

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