For the past two years, Akemi May, Carnegie Museum of Art’s associate curator of works on paper, has been busy scouring the museum’s collection database in search of Japanese prints. Her goal was to create a comprehensive exhibition that would span more than a century of changing techniques, subject matter, and philosophies. Imprinting in Their Time: Japanese Printmakers, 1912–2022 will call Scaife Gallery One home through May 12, 2024.
Kurosaki Akira, Red Darkness 1 (Les Ténèbres Vermillon/Akai yami 1), 1970, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh: Collection of Dr. Lila Penchansky, © Estate of Akira Kurosaki
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