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Glimpsing History through Art:
Selections from the Charles and Rosalyn Lowenhaupt Collection of Japanese Prints

January 14–April 10, 2011

Kobayashi Kiyochika, Japanese, 1847–1915; Scouting Party near Niuzhuang on a Snowy Night, 1894; color woodblock print; 14 1/2 x 28 3/8 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Lowenhaupt 127:2010a-c

This introductory exhibition features selected highlights from the Charles and Rosalyn Lowenhaupt Collection of Japanese Prints. The Lowenhaupts generously donated their entire collection of 1,357 Japanese prints and related works of art to the Museum late last year. The collection includes works of art from the Meiji period (1868–1912), focusing on color woodblock prints that depict scenes from the Sino-Japanese War (1894–1895) and the Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905). Both conflicts were fought and won by a rapidly modernizing Japan over its neighbors China and Russia.

Curated by Philip Hu, associate curator of Asian art, Glimpsing History through Art is on view in Gallery 322 from
January 14 through April 10, 2011.

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