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Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Noh Theatre In The Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka K?gyo (1869-1927)

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The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, 2220 N. Terrace Avenue, Milwaukee is pleased to present Noh Theatre In The Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka K?gyo (1869-1927), on view July 18 – October 5, 2014 with an opening reception the evening of Friday, July 18, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. with a special members only preview from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.  The exhibition curated by Martha Chaiklin, PhD and Annemarie Sawkins, PhD, features over 50 unique woodblock prints of Noh and Ky?gen theatre scenes produced by Tsukioka K?gyo, from the private collection of Richard J. and Mae J. Smethurst. The collectors will present and opening night talk titled Tsukioka K?gyo And The Revival Of Noh In Modern Japan, from 6:30 to 7:30p.m. This exhibition has been realized with support from the Japan Foundation, New York.

Noh Theatre In The Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka K?gyo (1869-1927) Description
Tsukioka K?gyo became an internationally celebrated artist of the Meiji Period in Japanese history. He was, and remains, the preeminent artist of Noh (and Ky?gen) theatre. Between the 1890s and his death in 1927, K?gyo produced five major sets of prints. The prints in the exhibition not only showcase his incredible artistic talent but also an important Japanese theatrical tradition. In addition to prints by K?gyo, this exhibition will feature a pair of authentic Noh masks provided by Elaine Erickson of Elaine Erickson Gallery. 

Public hours:  Wednesday - Sunday, 1-5 p.m.   General Admission:   $7/adult, $5/student, senior (62+) and veterans, Free for museum members, children 12 & under, and active military.   More information available at (414) 271-3656 or visit us at www.villaterracemuseum.org.

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