The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens houses an extensive collection of ukiyo-e prints. Fields of Color: The Art of Japanese Printmaking, currently on view at the Museum, features 19 of these prints, ranging from the 19th to early 20th centuries. Ukiyo-e, which translates to “picture(s) of the floating world”, traditionally depicted images that were easy to relate to or held common interest, such as scenes of entertainment, fantasy, history, or everyday life. Because of their mass production these images were easily accessible to all levels of Japanese society. These images were so common that some even used the prints as wrapping paper!
From Hello Kitty to Pokémon to Harajuku girls, there’s no doubt that modern Japanese culture revels in pop culture.
Surely, it would be difficult to imagine modernism during the first half of the twentieth century without the presence of Gertrude Stein as it would be difficult to discuss the postmodern period of art without mentioning Andy Warhol.
Greetings from PB&J (Party, Benefit, & Jam). We are honored to be partnering with The Cummer to present the 19th edition of the Japanese-styled presentations of fun called Pecha Kucha. However you wind up…
Join us this Saturday for a day of family fun! We will have FREE admission to the museum for everyone, all day Saturday March 19th. From 12-4pm you can enjoy special activities going on throughout the Museum. We will have art-making activities in our studios, live musical entertainment, a nature sensory journal station, storytime in the […]
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