Since its eleventh century composition, The Tale of Genji has inspired everything from paintings, to kabuki plays, to anime.
Now, Scripps College in Claremont presents a comprehensive look at the woodblock prints influenced by this epic tale.
Viewers will have the rare opportunity of seeing works from the personal collection of Paulette and Jack Lantz, which is considered the foremost collection of Genji-inspired prints.
The exhibition opens at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery in the campus on Saturday, Oct. 27, with a reception at the gallery from 7 to 9 p.m.
On the same day, from 4 to 5 p.m., in the Clark Humanities Museum in the campus, Dr. Sarah Thompson of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will present a lecture entitled “The Shining Prince on Stage: Inaka Genji in Kabuki Plays and Prints.” The events and the exhibition are free and open to the public.
The exhibition runs through December 16. More information about the exhibition can be found at www.scrippscollege.edu or by calling (909) 607-7397.