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June 6, 2018
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
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EXHIBITION ON JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS OPENS AT LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM
New London – Noh Theatre in the Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869 – 1927) explores the art of woodblock prints and the history, stories, and costumes of Japanese Noh Theatre at the turn of the 20th century. This special exhibition brings to the Lyman Allyn Art Museum over 50 Japanese color woodblock prints and features several Japanese Noh masks from the museum’s own collection. The exhibition will be on view June 16 through October 14, 2018.
Organized by independent curators Annemarie Sawkins, PhD and Martha Chaiklin, PhD, this traveling exhibition features prints from the private collection of Professors Richard J. and Mae J. Smethurst of the University of Pittsburgh, who have spent much of their academic careers teaching and writing about the classical theatre and history of Japan.
Noh is a Japanese performing art based on traditional court dances known as Bugaku, originally from China. It draws its material from many sources and its form from ritual and folk dances. The compelling power and beauty of Noh has influenced musicians, dramatists, and poets as diverse as Bertholt Brecht, Eugene O’Neill, Paul Claudel, William Butler Yeats, Benjamin Britten, and Ezra Pound, and has been recognized as a UNESCO World Theater form. [Read more…]