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Kitagawa Utamaro, [Woman looking at her face in mirror], designed c1800 | Courtesy of the Syracuse University Art Collection Kitagawa Utamaro, [Woman looking at her face in mirror], designed c1800 | Courtesy of the Syracuse University Art Collection

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The Sue & Leon Genet Gallery in the College of Visual and Performing Arts' School of Design and Syracuse University Art Galleries are pleased to present "Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga: Patterns of Japan," an exhibition that highlights the designed images of more than 20 influential Japanese artists, including Hiroshida, Kuniyoshi and Hiroshi. Organized by the the Sue & Leon Genet Gallery and Syracuse University Art Galleries and curated by Andrew Saluti, assistant director, the exhibition features 40 original color woodcuts drawn from Syracuse University’s collection of more than 300 examples from this important and hugely influential art movement.

The exhibition will run Nov. 3-Dec. 16 in the Sue & Leon Genet Gallery, located on the first floor of the Nancy Cantor Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse. The gallery will host a free opening night reception from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, November 3.

The prints on view in "Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga: Patterns of Japan" date from the height of color Ukiyo-e printmaking (c1780-1868) through Japan’s Meiji period (1868-1912) to 20th-century impressions of the Shin Hanga movement (1915-1940s). Masters of this medium are represented, including the work of Utamaro, Kuniyoshi, Hokusai, Hiroshida, Tsuchiya Koitsu and Yoshida Hiroshi. The prints exemplify the soft, painterly style that is synonymous with the Japanese woodcut and illustrate the wide range of subjects from courtesans to Kabuki theater and the Japanese landscape. 

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesday, 1-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 1-6 p.m.; Thursday, 12:30-5:30 p.m.; and Friday, noon-5 p.m. For more information, contact Emily Stokes-Rees at ewstokes@syr.edu.