Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered

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For the first time in nearly 140 years, three large-scale works by the legendary Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro are reunited at the Freer| Sackler beginning Saturday, April 8th. The exhibition showcases Moon at Shinagawa from the Freer|Sackler along with Snow at Fukagawa from the Okada Museum of Art and Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Depicting the themes of snow, moon, and flowers, the triptych was last shown in Japan in 1879. The Freer|Sackler is the only location at which all three original pieces are on view.

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Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered The Freer Gallery of Art & The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Main address: The Freer Gallery of Art & The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery 1050 Independence Avenue SW DC 20013 Washington, United states The Freer Gallery of Art & The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery 1050 Independence Avenue SW DC 20013 Washington, United states

For the first time in nearly 140 years, three large-scale works by the legendary Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro are reunited at the Freer| Sackler beginning Saturday, April 8th. The exhibition showcases Moon at Shinagawa from the Freer|Sackler along with Snow at Fukagawa from the Okada Museum of Art and Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Depicting the themes of snow, moon, and flowers, the triptych was last shown in Japan in 1879. The Freer|Sackler is the only location at which all three original pieces are on view.

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