November 15, 2014-March 15, 2015
Literally meaning “pictures of the floating world”, ukiyo-e refers to the famous Japanese woodblock prints genre that originated in the seventeenth century. Informed by depictions of city life, entertainment, leisure, beautiful women, kabuki actors, and landscapes, ukiyo-e magnified the sophistication of the newly minted bourgeoisie who had found a playground in Edo (modern-day Tokyo).
This exhibition was curated by Ashley Rubin, M.A. Art History Graduate.
University of Arizona Museum of Art & Archive of Visual Arts
1031 North Olive Road
Tucson, AZ 85721-0002