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Japan Modern: Photography from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection


  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery 1050 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC (map)
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Celebrating the Freer|Sackler’s recent acquisition of a major Japanese photography collection, this exhibition features a selection of works by groundbreaking twentieth-century photographers. Whether capturing evocative landscapes or the gritty realities of postwar Japan, this presentation focuses on Japanese artists’ search for a sense of place in a rapidly changing country. The images highlight destinations both rural and urban, in styles ranging from powerful social documentary to intensely personal. A selection of photobooks and experimental films adds to this multifaceted exploration. 

Earlier Event: September 28
Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor
Later Event: October 4
Stanya Kahn: Lecture