Cries of racism prompt Boston art museum to cancel 'Kimono Wednesdays'

Jul 8, 2015

Cries of racism prompt Boston art museum to cancel 'Kimono Wednesdays'

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston is cancelling “Kimono Wednesdays” after protesters decried the event as racist. In a Tuesday statement, the museum apologized for offending some visitors with the event, where museum-goers were encouraged to don the traditional Japanese garments and pose in ...

How Japan's art inspired the West

Aug 14, 2014

How Japan's art inspired the West

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In the decades after Japan was forcibly opened to large-scale international trade in the early 1850s, a fever spread across Europe for items from the exotic country: its textiles, ceramics, paper fans, woodblock prints and more. Meanwhile, the term “Japonism” was coined to describe ...

Divided opinions on Divisionism

Nov 6, 2013

Divided opinions on Divisionism

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By the time you get to the end of the Divisionism exhibition, now showing at the National Art Center Tokyo, you realize that this strand in the history of art is more about the journey than the destination. It’s like traveling through a world ...