Asakusa Ricefield and Torinomachi Festival (Asakusa tanbo Torinomachi mōde) by Utagawa Hiroshige I

The Blanton: The Floating World

The opportunity to witness, in person, the creative expression of different times and diverse cultures is one of the perks of city-dwellers everywhere – and exemplified by the collections and traveling exhibitions hosted by UT’s acclaimed Blanton Museum of Art. The Blanton’s newest show displays masterpieces from Edo-period Japan, on loan from the Worcester Art Museum through June 30. These “pictures of the floating world” depict the lifestyle, pleasures, and interests of the urban population – samurais, geishas, kabuki actors, boat parties, palaces, and lush landscapes. As then, so now: Much of who we are is what we do with our lives. – Wayne Alan Brenner
Feb. 11-June 30
200 E. MLK, 512/471-5482
blantonmuseum.org, info@blantonmuseum.org
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