Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan at Asia Society Museum, October 3, 2023 – January 7, 2024
“Asia Society presents a fresh look at the art of Japan’s Meiji era (1868-1912), a period of unprecedented cultural and technological transition, in the landmark exhibition Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan. During these four remarkable decades, the country experienced radical social and political shifts, which propelled the once inward-facing society into a new modern, global era.
Following two centuries of limited international trade, new connections with foreign cultures inspired dynamic new forms of artistic expression. The profound cross-cultural impact of the country’s developing relationships with the wider world is evident in over 80 extraordinary objects comprising Meiji Modern, on view at Asia Society Museum in New York from October 3, 2023 through January 7, 2024.” — Asia Society
Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan is organized by the Japanese Art Society of America, or JASA, in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The exhibition co-curators are Bradley Bailey, the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Curator of Asian Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Chelsea Foxwell, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Chicago.