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'A Floating World: The Art of the Japanese Print'

May 8, 2009

A collection of Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints is on display in the University Art Museum through Saturday, June 13. The prints include iconic images and series, including Japanese artist Hokusai's 'Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.'

Japanese art prints
University Art Museum
Now through June 13
Tuesday-Saturday
11 a.m.-7 p.m. 

"A Floating World:
The Art of the Japanese Print" 

Drop by between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington Street, to peruse the University Art Museum's collection of 19th-century Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints.  

(At right: "Village of Sekiya at Sumida River," by Hokusai)
 
Ukiyo–e, which means “pictures of a fleeting, floating world,” capture the changing nature of modern society in Japan.  

Collection came from two donations

"A Floating World: The Art of the Japanese Print" features selections from the permanent collection of Japanese Ukiyo-e prints. The Japanese print collection came to the Department of Art though two donations.

In 1983, Fort Collins resident Editha Todd Leonard, a 1924 graduate of Colorado State University, gifted a collection of over 100 Japanese prints. The second gift of Japanese prints entered the collection in 1988, from Fort Collins residents George and Alice Drake.

Together, the Leonard and Drake collections present visitors and students with a comprehensive look at the Japanese print medium.

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Contact: Jennifer Clary
E-mail: jennifer.clary@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-3503