In the West, women's liberation began during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when more opportunities arose for their education and independence. In the field of art, women found they could seek training and their skills in painting and decorative arts began to be recognized by critics.

Introducing 79 works, this exhibition brings together the paintings of various artists, including Mary Cassatt and Georgia O'keeffe, and explores such women artists' relationships with their male counterparts; till Sept. 29.

Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts; (052) 684-0101; 1-1-1 Kanayama-cho, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi; Kanayama Station, JR Tokaido Line. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat., Sun., holidays, till 5 p.m.) ¥1,200. Closed Mon. (except July 15, Sept. 16, 23), July 16, Sept. 17, 24.