Japan Modern: Photography from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection
September 29, 2018–January 24, 2019
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
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.
Complemented by Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography
Japan Modern is generously sponsored by Mitsubishi Corporation.