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Talents and Beauties: Art of Women in Japan

Sat Nov 4 2017 – Sun Jul 15 2018

Seattle Art Museum

Third Floor Galleries

This installation from SAM’s collection features the art of women in Japan, including paintings of The Tale of Genji, an 11th-century novel written by a woman and the most influential piece of literature in Japan, as well as prints, kimonos, and lacquerware that showcase women’s self-fashioning.

Image: Three Geisha: Kayo of Osaka, Hitotsuru of Kyoto, and Kokichi of Tokyo, 1877, Kobayashi Kiyochika, woodblock print (oban tate-e); ink and color with metallic pigments, 14¼ x 9½ in. Asian Art Acquisition Fund, 2013.10.1.