Feathers, Flowers, Talons + Fangs

[ 0 ] February 5, 2007 |

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This Japanese Nature Prints exhibition at the RISD Museum brings fresh attention to bird-and-flower subjects (kachoga), a seldom-studied category of Japanese woodblock printing (ukiyo-e). In an unprecedented show drawn from a group of about 720 outstanding but little-known Japanese prints given to The RISD Museum by Mrs. John D. (Abby Aldrich) Rockefeller, Jr., in the 30’s, approximately sixty exquisite examples are on view. The depth and scope of RISD’s holdings are almost unequaled in museums and private collections and span the development of kachoga during the Edo period (1603-1867). Their lush visual content enriches our current understanding of ukiyo-e.

Depending on the age of your children, you may only see part of the exhibit, but it’s worth it.

RISD Musuem
February 2-June 10, 2007

Location: Providence | College Hill

Category: museums

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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