Last spring’s Fleeting Beauty exhibition may have been as ephemeral as our summer weather, but Japanese prints are here to stay. Six never-before-seen prints from the Kollar collection are on view now in Volunteer Park, in a mini-exhibition called Fleeting Beauty (Reprise). Among them are an exquisite Utamaro "big-head" print and the celebrated Hiroshige print "Sudden Shower over Ohashi Bridge at Atake," a print so captivating that Van Gogh copied it in oil paint.
—Catherine Roche, Interim Assistant Curator for Asian Art
The Courtesan Shigebei Nyobo, ca. 1795, Kitagawa Utamaro, Japanese, 1754–1806, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, 10 x 15 in., Private collection, Photo courtesy of Colleen Kollar Zorn