ArtsVisions of the Orient: Western Women Artists in Asia 1900–1940
Friday, October 28th - Sunday, January 15th
$10, $8, Free Community Day on the first Sunday of the month
This exhibit features 125 prints and paintings by female Western artists exploring Asian cultures between 1900 and 1940, focusing on the work of four artists: Helen Hyde (1868–1919), Bertha Lum (1869–1954), Elizabeth Keith (1887–1956), and Lilian Miller (1895–1942), all of whom trained as painters but, while living in Japan, also designed woodblock prints. By investigating the intersection of American art, East Asia, and the woodblock print movement, Visions of the Orient explores the various ways that "the orient" served as a liberating professional space for these female artists and as a place of creative inspiration.
Pictured above: Lilian Miller Rain Blossoms, Japan, 1928 Woodblock print 9 ¾ x 14 5/8 in. Scripps College, Claremont, CA
1250 New York Avenue, NW