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.
“Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945”
|Venue name:||Japan Society||Contact:|
333 E 47th St
|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|