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Virtual Tour of the Smithsonian Museum of Asian Art for Hokusai and the Art of Japan
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 1:00 PM
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The Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is widely recognized for a single image—Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa, an icon of global art—yet he produced thousands of works throughout his long life. The exhibition – Hokusai and the Art of Japan - features works from the world’s largest collection of paintings, sketches, and drawings by Hokusai. Works large and small are on view, from six-panel folding screens and hanging scrolls to paintings and drawings. Together, these works reveal an artistic genius who thought he might finally achieve true mastery in painting—if he lived to the age of 110.
This will be a live, interactive tour featuring high-resolution images of artworks included in the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art’s exhibit. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with the museum’s docent.
The virtual tour is approximately one hour long. Participation is limited to 25 so you are encouraged to register at an early date.