There will be an exhibition of 55 woodblock prints of the Noh theater by Tsukioka Kôgyo (1869-1927), lent to the museum by Richard and Mae Smethurst, at the Villa Terrace Museum in Milwaukee, July 18-October 5, 2014. Check the attached link for more details.
July 18 – October 5, 2014
Curated by Martha Chaiklin, PhD and Annemarie Sawkins, PhD
Opening Reception Friday, July 18 – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Tsukioka Kōgyo and the Revival of Noh in Modern Japan
A talk by Professors Richard J. and Mae J. Smethurst
beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The Art of Ikebana
Friday, August 22 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Japanese floral arrangement demonstration by certified Ichiyo instructor Laurie A. Wareham
$20 / $15 Museum Members
RSVP with firstname.lastname@example.org / No day of registration
The exhibition Noh Theatre in the Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869 – 1927) will feature over 50 unique woodblock prints of Noh and Kyōgen theatre scenes, from the collection of Richard J. and Mae J. Smethurst, as well as authentic Noh masks provided by local collectors. Tsukioka Kōgyo became one of the most famous and internationally celebrated print artists of the Meiji Period in Japanese history. He was, and remains, the preeminent artist of Noh (and Kyōgen) theatre. Between the 1890s and his death in 1927, Kōgyo produced five major sets of prints. The prints in the exhibition not only showcase his incredible artistic talent but also a popular form of theatre for audiences in Japan.