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Reframing the Floating World: Japanese Painting


This gallery talk will reframe the arts of early modern Japan's theater and entertainment districts - cities within cities where the restrictions and rules of daily life could be shed in what has been dubbed the "floating world."  These images were some of the first to reach Europe and America, where they were often wildly misunderstood on both the conceptual and material level, with ongoing consequences that have been both productive and corrosive. Join us for a journey through the floating world in our newly renovated Japanese painting gallery (gallery 2600). 

Gallery talks are limited to 18 people, and it is required that you reserve your place. At 10am the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online through this form. The gallery talk reservation will also serve as your general museum reservation. If required, visitors will pay the museum admission fee upon arrival.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.

Please visit the museum website to learn about our general policies.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at am_register@harvard.edu at least 48 hours in advance.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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