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Glimpses into the Floating World: The History of Ukiyo-E
March 18, 2008 - June 22, 2008
Focus Gallery
"Mannen Bridge, Fukagawa (Fukagawa Mannenbashi) (No. 51) from the series One-hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo, 'Meisho Edo hyakkei'" by Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858, Color woodblock on paper, Gift of Maria B. Hanley and family in honor of Daniel F. Hanley M.D., Bowdoin Class of 1939 who loved Asian Art and believed in giving back, 2007.19.1.22
Glimpses into the Floating World: The History of Ukiyo-E  is based on the Museum's varied holdings of Japanese works on paper and focuses on the popular woodblock prints produced between the 17th and 19th centuries in urban Japan.  Included are prints by Hiroshige, from his series One Hundred Views of Edo, which are mounted on a scroll that will be periodically readjusted to reveal new images, as well as prints by artists including Moronobu, Utamaro, Kunisada, Hokkusai, and Gekko.