View from a Floating Island: Japanese Works from the Museum Collection

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Views From a Floating Island presents several fine Japanese works of art from the Columbia Museum of Art’s collection, many of which have never been on display in the Museum. Highlights include the decorative ivory Ball of Mice that seems to writhe with energy, as well as the only Japanese example in the museum’s collection of 50 snuff bottles. There are also two-dimensional pieces including mid-20th century woodblock prints by father-and-son masters, Hiroshi and Toshi Yoshida, contrasted with a selection of black and white photographs from contemporary Japanese photographer, Hiroshi Sugimoto. This focus gallery installation and its related programming are organized in conjunction with the University of South Carolina’s Center for Asian Studies Asia Week, an annual event to be held during the last week of March.

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