Kabuki Performance and Expression in Japanese Prints

July 8 – December 23, 2016

Kabuki Performance and Expression in Japanese Prints PosterContinuing the Museum’s series on Japanese color woodblock prints, this exhibition explores the popular art of Kabuki theater in the nineteenth century. Now considered classical Japanese drama, Kabuki was an avant-garde and subversive form of theater that challenged social customs and governmental authority. The prints in this exhibition depict famous actors and scenes from plays beloved by Japanese audiences.

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"I still remember the feeling of awe and disbelief when I was alone and walked in the room with those casts." --Ruth Tofle, chair of architecture, winner of the 2013 distinguished faculty award from the MU Alumni Association