Arts spotlight: San Francisco Arts: Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and Other Western Artists bows October 28.
“Looking East” explores the movements and artists affected by this phenomenon, including the great impressionist and post-impressionist painters Vincent van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet.
In the 19th century, a craze for all things Japanese changed the course of Western art. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, curators Laura Allen from the Asian Art Museum and Helen Burnham from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will lead journalists and guests during the opening event to be held at:
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
The exhibition consists of more than 170 objects from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, including decorative arts, paintings, prints, drawings and textiles. Juxtaposing Western masterpieces with rare works by prominent Japanese artists, “Looking East” is an exhibit that will demonstrate the renewed vision and stylistic ingenuity that emerged during this invigorating cross-cultural moment.
“Looking East” (Oct. 30, 2015-Feb. 7, 2016) is the final stop on the exhibition’s international tour.