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.
February 2-June 10, 2007
Location: Providence | College Hill