Japan on Paper

Experience Japan on Paper at the University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, May 25-August 11.

Japanese woodblock prints, with their sophisticated designs and bold planes of color, have long attracted viewers and inspired Western artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Mary Cassatt. These technically refined and aesthetically exciting prints were among the earliest works of Asian art acquired by the Harvard Art Museums, first entering the collections in 1910. Today the museums house approximately 5,000 single-sheet Japanese woodblock prints, and this exhibition introduces a selection of superlative impressions from this lively medium. The exhibition also seeks to highlight the individuals whose generosity has made it possible for generations of Harvard students to encounter and learn from these works.

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  • Harvard Art Museums
  • 32 Quincy Street.
  • Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Harvard Square
  • 617 495 9400

Date & Time

  • Sat, May 25, 2019
    Sun, August 11, 2019

Location Hours

Every Day 10a - 5p
Every Day closed major holidays


  • Visual Art