The nearly 200 works in this exhibit showcase the spectacular craftsmanship and sophisticated design long associated with Japan, and convey the complex social and cultural tensions in Japan leading up to World War II. In addition to the modernism that signaled simultaneously Japan’s unique history and its cosmopolitanism, the exhibit also highlights the theme of the modern girl, the emblem of contemporary urban chic that flowered along with the Art Deco style in the 1920s and 1930s. Free
This exhibition is drawn from the Levenson Collection - the world’s premier private collection of Japanese art in the Deco and Modern style - and is organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia. Support has been provided by the Chisholm Foundation and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. At Middlebury it is supported by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Fund and the Friends of the Art Museum.
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