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Traveling Exhibitions

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: Japanese Prints from the Taubman Museum of Art's Permanent Collection

Monday, May 15, 2017

Composed of twenty-four woodcuts by renowned Japanese artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi from the Taubman Museum of Art’s permanent collection, this exhibition presents the artist’s most representative and well-known series: New Forms of Thirty-Six Ghosts, One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, A Mirror of Strange Tales from China and Japan, and Twenty-Eight Famous Murders with Verse.
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839-1892) is widely recognized as the last master of Ukiyo-e, a genre of woodblock prints and paintings that flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries. The exhibition highlights traditional East Asian folklore as well as the artist’s superb skill and imagination. All of the polychrome woodblock prints on view are based on Chinese and Japanese folktales and history, and Kabuki, a stylized classical dance dramatization.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: Japanese Prints from the Taubman Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection is organized by the Taubman Museum of Art and curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections with special assistance from Mary LaGue, Registrar, and Tianchu Wu, Curatorial Intern.

Exhibition Specifics:

  • Includes 24 Objects

Space Requirements:

  • 120 linear wall ft.
  • Gallery size 900 square feet depending on the layout used

Rental Fee:

  • $ 8,000

Shipping Costs:

  • The Taubman Museum will make all arrangements.
  • Exhibiting venue pays pro-rated one-way shipping costs

Insurance:

  • To be carried by venue

Supporting materials:

  • Exhibition didactics
  • Gallery guides

Availability:

  • January 2017 – January 2020 in eight week displays

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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839-1892), The adolescent Yoshitsune fights Benkei on Gojo Bridge (detail), Block created 1881; print ca. 1900, Polychrome woodblock print, Collection of the Taubman Museum of Art, Gift of Arthur M. Squires 2007.016

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The adolescent Yoshitsune fights Benkei on Gojo Bridge (detail), Block created 1881; print ca. 1900, Polychrome woodblock print, Collection of the Taubman Museum of Art, Gift of Arthur M. Squires 2007.016

Heron Maiden (detail), 1898, Woodblock print, Collection of the Taubman Museum of Art, The Peggy Macdowell Thomas Japanese Print Collection 1996.062

#31, Mount Ji Ming Moon [Keimeizan no tsuki], 6th month (detail), 1886, Polychrome woodblock print, Collection of the Taubman Museum of Art, Gift of Arthur M. Squires 2007.030

#88, A country couple enjoys the moonlight with their infant son, 10th month (detail), 1890, Polychrome woodblock print, Collection of the Taubman Museum of Art, Gift of Arthur M. Squires 2007.034

#87, Moon of Kintoki's Mountain [Kintokiyama no tsuki], 10th month (detail), 1890, Polychrome woodblock print, Collection of the Taubman Museum of Art, Gift of Arthur M. Squires 2007.017