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Brooklyn Museum: Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Many things from Japan have migrated over to the borough of Brooklyn, but none of them probably have the elegant simplicity of Utagawa Hiroshige's prints of his hometown of Edo, now known as Tokyo. Working through the 19th century, Hiroshige created 118 woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-nineteenth century Tokyo. While the actual prints are rather delicate, they can be viewed at one's...
Tokyo: 1955-1970

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) presents this online interactive to accompany its onsite exhibition, Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Gard, which is on view November 18, 2012–February 25, 2013. The website is designed as a timeline, that actually extends before and after the exhibition period of 1955 – 1970. For example, events as far back as the 1872 founding of Tokyo's first Art Museum, or the...