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 Airlines, Estate of Kazuko Imagawa Zolinsky, The Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Fund for Excellence in Exhibitions and Presentations, Robert Lehman Foundation, and Union Bank. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Art and the Humanities. EXTRACTED: A Trilogy by Ranu Mukerjee was organized by the Asian Art Museum. Chinese Lacquerware was organized by the Asian Art Museum. Japanese Lacquerware was organized by the Asian Art Museum. Free general admission on the first Sunday of every month and the family programs offered on that day are made possible by Target.
Installation view of Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and Other Western Artists at the Asian Art Museum, 2015. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. Summer Night’s Dream (Summernattsdrøm/Sommernachstraum) (The voice) (detail), 1893, by Edvard Munch (Norwegian, 1863–1944). Oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund, 59.301. Photograph © 2015, MFA, Boston.. Passageway for the Graves of Those Who Are Away From Home (detail), 2015, by Ranu Mukherjee (American, b. 1966). Ink and pigment on mulberry paper. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco. © Ranu Mukherjee. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. Ovoid tray decorated with warriors in a landscape, approx. 1300–1368. China, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368). Lacquer. Asian Art Museum, Gift of the Christensen Fund, BL77M15. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. Inkstone cover (detail), by Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891). Lacquer on wood. Asian Art Museum, The Avery Brundage Collection, B60M294. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. Foreign Woman, from the series Cutout Pictures of Many Lands (Bangkok harimaze aware) (detail), 1861, by Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904) and Miyagi Gengyo (Japanese, 1817–1880). Woodblock print (nishiki); ink and color on paper. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection, 2000.305.