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Japanese Aesthetics: Wabi Sabi and The Chashitsu

Connor Busch Overview The intention of this exhibition is to explore Japanese ideals about aesthetics through the appearance of Wabi…

Portals and Paths in Japanese Religious Architecture

Exhibit Overview The exhibition Portals and Path in Japanese Religious Architecture examines how religion, sacred places, beliefs influence architecture. This…

Water In old and Modern Day Art Exhibition

This exhibition displays five paintings, three of which can be found in the Chu-Griffis art collection. And the other two…

Chu-Griffis Collection at Connecticut College

By Eddie Pistorino Overview: For my exhibition I will show five different paintings from the Chu-Griffis collection of Asian Art…

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Identifying The Eighteen Lohan of Buddhist Temples

Nefertari Pierre-Louis Overview The sacred temples of China, Korea, Japan and Tibet are spiritual spaces which house the beautifully sculpted…

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The Art of Dunhuang Reimagined: Suh Yong’s Modernization of Tradition

Overview Suh Yong, born in 1962, is a Japanese artist who spent years studying Buddhist art in the Mogao Caves…

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Japan: Reflected in Water Throughout Time

Lucy Buchanan Overview This exhibition looks at works of Japanese art that feature images reflected in water. Each piece uses…

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Opulent Interplay

By Christian Jacobsen Overview: Edo period Japan was a time of travel and trade. Land was no longer one of…

Representations of Herons in Ohara Shōson and Hashimoto Koei’s Japanese Woodblock Prints

What did herons symbolize in Japanese art? In Japanese culture, herons are valued for being birds who can move across…

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Kiyohime and the Significance of Detail in Japanese Art

The tale of Kiyohime and Anchin has been used to justify the Buddhist belief that “women have little inclination toward…

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The Hudson Valley as a Home and Inspiration, explored through the life and works of Mansheng Wang

Claire Fadness Overview With the untouched beautiful landscape that is the newly discovered North America, many artists were inspired to…

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Ai Weiwei: Communism and Capitalism in China

Ai Weiwei has responded critically to China’s cultural traditions through his contemporary art starting with being one of the architects…

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Gender Presentation in Japanese Prints

During the Edo period in Japan, which was 1603 to 1867, it was illegal for women to act or even…

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Transmission of Bamboo in Chinese Ink Art

Kathryn Suplee Overview This exhibition focuses on Chinese ink art with a subject of bamboo. The exhibition emphasizes the importance…

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The Architecture of Japanese Buddhist Temples

Natalie Solari Overview: This exhibition takes a closer look at the main buildings of five Japanese Temple Complexes. Temples are…

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Everything Changes in Japanese Art

Ramon Carrillo Martinez Overview This exhibition examines five images that showcase correlation between the Buddhist universal truth of impermanence—that “Everything…

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Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints of the 20th Century

By: Teddy Keenan Overview- After the collapse of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1868, Japan opened up to the west. Western…

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Transmission and Kachō-e: Birds, Flowers, and Tradition

OVERVIEW As illustrations of both nature and spirit, kachō-e (花鳥絵) or kachō-ga (花鳥画) woodblock prints have have long been regarded…

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The Wealth of Water: Ando Hiroshige’s aquatic prints of the 19th century

Sofia Di Scipio Overview Water has been an essential means of life, transportation, and trade in Japan for centuries. The…

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Understanding Cultures through Clothing: Ainu Attush and Salmon Clothing

When one looks at another country from an outside perspective many things are lost. People assume that the country, as…

Kano Painting Style: The Fusion of Japanese and Chinese Art

The Kano School of Painting was one of the most famous schools of Japanese painting in history. It produced a…

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Wang Qingsong: Buddhist Imagery in a Contemporary Consumerist World

Isabella Sorrenti Overview This exhibition explores the way in which Chinese artist Wang Qingsong (b.1966) portrays Buddhist ideology and imagery…

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Psychoanalyzing Woodblock Facial Expressions and Body Language

By: Rachel Schultze Overview There are seven universally shared emotions- fear, joy, anger, surprise, sadness, contempt, and disgust. When we…

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Work and Rest: Living Spaces of Feudal Japan

Work and Rest: Living Spaces of Feudal Japan – Campbell Coughlin Overview Looking at the place where a person lives…

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Hokusai, Master of the Elements

Nate PalumboDecember 20, 2021 Exhibition Overview Represented in his beautiful Ukiyo-e prints, Hokusai stands as a proven master of the…

Man-made Nature

One of the most technologically advanced nations in the world, Japan, holds some of the most historic and cultural structures…

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Eliciting Spiritual Transcendence in Contemporary Japanese Architecture

A Virtual Exhibition Curated By : Jake Leone Overview Focusing on the shift from traditional to contemporary religious structures, the…

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Art Nouveau: Asian Influence on European Art

Jason Ledoux Starting in the 1880s Art Nouveau was an experimental, ornamental art style that gained traction within western Europe….

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The Untold Story: Japan’s Influence on Impressionism

By Hannah Smith Overview: The exhibition The Untold Story: Japan’s influence on Impressionism, details how the influx of Japanese artwork…

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Villas and Castles: Purpose Behind Architecture

By: Matt Giuttari and Zach McCrystal Overview We set out to compare and contrast different dwelling’s of Japanese Emperors. Our…

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Why Make Woodcuts of Food?

Japanese woodcut prints were made cheaply and in large quantities. Their success depended on their popularity, which meant that they…

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日本、月本: Depictions of the Moon in Japanese Color Woodcuts

An exploration of moon imagery in Japanese color woodcuts.

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Stones in Japanese Gardens

Stones are essential building materials and have been widely used. Stones are static and abiotic objects; however, humans can view…

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Art in Japanese Mythology

Art in Japanese folklores, legends and myths.

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Buddhist Art at the Smithsonian

Onna Gott Overview: A look into Buddhist art. For my midterm exhibition I chose to focus on Buddhist sculptures. Now…

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Birds in Japanese Prints: The Flight of Seasons and Life

Louis Benioff Overview Overall, this collection of prints have patterns of nature as a focus, and are a strong focal…

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Exploring Art in Children’s Festivals

Overview I grew up looking at a large carp banner hung high above the couch in my grandma’s living room….

Nikkō Tōshō-gū: A Realm of Peace

Paeten Parker The Nikko Tosho-gu shrine is “home” to the Japanese Tokugawa shogunate who ruled Japan for many years. Tokugawa…

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Hokusai Seeking the Mountain

The 18th-19th century Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai, created each of the prints included in this exhibition as a part of…

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Modern Traditionalism in Architecture: Kenzo Tange’s Early Work

After the end of World War II, Japan saw drastic changes in many important elements of society including the economy,…

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Gandhara Art, Emaciated Buddha

In art, while most seated Buddhas are always seen as healthy, happy, and peaceful looking, a number of rare sculptures…

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Transparent and Weightless: The Ethereal Architecture of Kazuyo Sejima

Carine DeBenedittis Exhibit Overview This exhibit examines three structures designed by SANAA, an architecture studio co-founded by the contemporary Japanese…

The Philosophy of Solitude in Japanese Zen Buddhist Landscape Painting

Wesoly Hanger – AHI 205 My goal in the exhibition and analysis of these artworks is to showcase the simple,…

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All Eyes on Murakami: Takashi Murakami and the ‘Superflat’ Take on Japanese Culture, Past and Present

Jason Houle and Hana Tanabe Exhibit Overview Born in 1962, Takashi Murakami grew up in a postwar Japanese society –…

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Ohara Koson Art

Ohara Koson, a Japanese painter and woodblock print designer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Ohara Koson was…

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From Traditionalists Katsushika Hokusai and Zhang Daqian, To Post-War Masters Willem de Kooning, Zao Wou-Ki, Josef Albers, and Yves Klein.

Eastern and Western aesthetics in painting evoking emotion, abstraction and explosiveness in color and nature By: Isabella Di Scipio Each…

“Red” In Propaganda – Simon Song

Final Project Publication “Red” In Propaganda by Simon song This project aims to explore and analyze the used art element,…

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Monsters, Water, and War: Beasts and Battles in Japanese Art and Culture

The exhibition Monsters, Water, and War examines the influence of folk tales and military history  on the art and culture…

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The Hiroshima Panels and Post-Atomic Bomb Art in Japan

Finn Boed and Spencer Crough “The Hiroshima Panels” are in the context of the years-long aftermath following the atomic bombing…

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Geishas and Animals in Japanese Woodblock Prints from the 17th Century to the 21st

What are Japanese Woodblock Prints? Most people probably know Kanagawa Oki Nami Ura (The Great Wave). This is one of…