“Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945”

Photograph: Courtesy Japan Society
Okimono of a Roaring Shishi (Deluded Demons Flee North
Japan Society , Midtown East Thursday May 10 2012 11:00 - 18:00
Around the turn of the 20th century, Western artists from Mary Cassatt to Pablo Picasso looked to traditional painting and prints from Japan. A few decades later, artisans from that country started incorporating imagery from all over the globe, and local youth culture emulated looser Prohibition-era mores from Europe and America. See Japan’s Art Deco creations, including jewelry, furniture, postcards and photographs.
Venue name: Japan Society
Address: 333 E 47th St
New York
Cross street: between First and Second Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 11am–6pm; Sat, Sun 11am–5pm
Transport: Subway: E, M to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St
Price: $12, seniors and students $10, members and children under 16 free