Wed, 02/01/2017 – Sun, 04/23/2017

Decorative Arts Corridor

Western artists and designers alike drew inspiration from Japanese art in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This stunning selection of landscape woodcuts and decorative arts objects captured the Japonisme aesthetic so popular in the West during this era and complemented Frank Lloyd Wright’s Little Library, on permanent view at the Museum.

Special thanks to lender John Rossetti.

Japonisme was supported through the generosity of the Harry C. Trexler Trust, the Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation, the Century Fund, the Bernard and Audrey Berman Foundation, the Leon C. and June W. Holt Endowment, the Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation, the Rider-Pool Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Friends of the Museum.

Frank Morley Fletcher (1866-1950), Wiston River, 1911, color woodcut. Collection of John Rossetti
Featured image: B. J. O. Nordfeldt (1878-1955), The Bridge, 1906, color woodcut. Collection of John Rossetti