Join like-minded visual arts lovers for a lively cocktail reception followed by a curated talk and exclusive tour of the Savoring the Moon exhibition by Ginny Soenksen, director of JMU’s Madison Art Collection and Lisanby Museum. Savoring the Moon: Japanese Art of the Floating World highlights the Madison Art Collection’s impressive Japanese paintings and woodblock prints in the ukiyo-e style. Enormously popular during the Edo (1600–1868) and Meiji (1868–1912) periods, ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world,” depict life’s fleeting pleasures in an increasingly urban environment. From famous views to images of actors and courtesans, ukiyo-e offers a glimpse of everyday life in early modern Japan. In Savoring the Moon, visitors will be able to view never-before-seen prints and a newly restored painting by Komuro Suiun, a noted artist whose paintings reside in the Imperial Household Collection.
Event is 6:30-8 pm and is capped at 30 guests.