The Weatherspooon Art Museum Shows Edo Period Japanese Actor Prints

artwork: Kiyonaga - "A Scene Played by Actor Sawamura", 1784 - Woodblock print on paper - 15 1/8" x 10 1/8". Collection of the Weatherspoon Art Museum where it is on view in "Encore! Japanese Actor Prints from the Permanent Collection" until August 7th.

Greensboro, NC.- The Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is pleased to present the exhibition “Encore! Japanese Actor Prints from the Permanent Collection”. The show examines the subject of Kabuki and Noh actor prints from the Edo period (1603-1868) and will be on view through August 7th. Artists in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries tapped into the enthusiasm for Kabuki and Noh theater with a wide range of imagery that catered to the experiences and desires of its fans. Dramatic compositions and colorful designs effectively captured and transmitted the theatrical experience long after the performance ended.