Through Dec 20: Japanese Art Exhibit at Wofford College

Japanese Art of the Edo and Meiji Eras (1603-1912)

The Richardson Family Art Museum at Wofford College, Spartanburg is open 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 1-9 p.m. Thursday; closed Sunday and Monday. Download campus map (blg 21).

Japanese Art of the Edo and Meiji Eras (1603-1912) displays a variety of cultural expressions of Japan, including tea ceremony implements, woodblock prints, porcelains, and ink paintings. The Edo Period (1603-1868), named after the Shogun capital, is one of the most prosperous and thriving in the history of Japanese art. The political stability established by the Tokugawa family prompted an increase in artistic, cultural and social development, with flourishing and distinctive aesthetics represented in paintings, ceramics, woodblock prints and decorative arts. The Meiji Period (1868-1912), an era of radical social and political change from feudalism to modernity and adopted Western influences, witnessed a blending of cultures and an innovative interchange of old ideas and new in Japanese art. This exhibition intends to further enhance scholarly research for students in ARTH 322 Art of Japan, and several of the labels in this exhibition will be written by students.

This exhibit runs through Thursday, December 20th.

Featured works are loaned from the Shiro Kuma Collection of Edwin and Rhena Symmes in Atlanta, GA, from the Edmund Daniel Kinzinger (1888-1963) Collection of Japanese Prints loaned by David and Barbara Goist in Asheville, NC, and from the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Hunter Stokes (’60) in Florence, SC.


Japanese Printmaking: History, Techniques and Motifs by Dr. Andreas Marks
Thursday, October 4, 4 pm at Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration
Thursday, November 1, 4 pm at Richardson Family Art Museum (lower level), Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

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