The Yokohama Museum of Art commemorates its 25th anniversary with this retrospective of James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Whistler was one of the pioneers of Japonism, taking inspiration from ukiyo-e prints and paintings, as well as from the traditional crafts of Japan.

The flattened composition of ukiyo-e, which countered the Western use of perspective, and the woodblock prints’ use of subtle tonal gradations became essential elements of Whistler’s painting style. This exhibition is split into three sections — portraits, landscapes and Japonism — and brings together 130 of his oils, watercolors, prints and other representative works; Dec. 6-March 1.

Yokohama Museum of Art; 3-4-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa. Minatomirai Stn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥1,500. Closed Thu. 045-221-0300; www.jm-whistler.jp

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