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Please join us for a media preview for
Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and Other Western Artists

Wed., Oct. 28, 2015
10 a.m. - Doors open and refreshments served.
10:30 a.m. - Opening remarks and walk-through of exhibition with curators Laura Allen from the Asian Art Museum and Helen Burnham from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
11:30 a.m. - Event concludes.

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

About Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and Other Western Artists (#LookingEast)
In the 19th century, a craze for all things Japanese changed the course of Western art. Looking East explores the movements and artists affected by this phenomenon, including the great impressionist and post-impressionist painters Vincent van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet. The exhibition consists of more than 170 objects from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, including decorative arts, paintings, prints, drawings and textiles. Juxtaposing Western masterpieces with rare works by prominent Japanese artists, Looking East reveals the renewed vision and stylistic ingenuity that emerged during this invigorating cross-cultural moment. The Asian Art Museum’s presentation of Looking East (Oct. 30, 2015–Feb. 7, 2016) is the final stop on the exhibition’s international tour. View press release here.

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Asian Art Museum
Chong-Moon Lee Center
for Asian Art & Culture
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SF, CA  94102

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Left: The water lily pond, 1900, by Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). Oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Given in memory of Governor Alvan T. Fuller by the Fuller Foundation, 61.959. Photograph © 2015, MFA, Boston.
Right: Bamboo Yards, Kyobashi Bridge, from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, 1857, by Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858). Woodblock print; ink and color on paper. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, 11.26350. Photograph © 2015, MFA, Boston. Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and Other Western Artists was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Presentation is made possible with the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. William K. Bowes Jr., The Bernard Osher Foundation, Diane B. Wilsey, The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation, United, Estate of Kazuko Imagawa Zolinsky, The Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Fund for Excellence in Exhibitions and Presentations, Robert Lehman Foundation, Union Bank, and Toshiba International Foundation. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Art and the Humanities.


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