Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Beyond the Floating World: Japanese Prints in the 20th Century
  • 19-Jan-1992 - 15-Mar-1992
  • White Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

An exhibition of major twentieth-century Japanese printmakers that displayed the rich diversity of the modern Japanese print. The show traced two parallel printmaking movements, shin hanga or the New Print movement and sosaku hanga, or the Creative Print movement, that sought to reinterpret the Japanese print and take it in new directions. The prints came from the Spencer, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and several Kansas City collectors. The show was organized by Sarah Burt, art history graduate student and intern in the registrar's office.