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Tajima in Relief

TAJIMA IN RELIEF: A Retrospective of the Artist's Relief Prints

April 3 - June 14, 2020

This exhibition is the first major retrospective of relief prints by Tajima Hiroyuki (1911-1997), a Japanese artist internationally renowned for his use of layered and luminous color and his complex and creative printmaking techniques. Featuring more than 60 prints made over the course of his career, it examines Tajima’s recurring themes and his approach to abstraction. Tajima exemplifies the inventive incorporation of international trends that characterizes post-WWII Japanese printmaking.

TAJIMA IN RELIEF is organized by the Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph and is supported in part by an anonymous foundation; Benjamin Ortiz and Victor Torchia, Jr.; Miyoshi America, Inc.; the Us & Japan Society of Connecticut (UJSC); and the Karen L. Chase ’97 Fund.

 

Public Programming includes:

Exhibition Reception

Date to be determined

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we have decided to postpone the reception (originally scheduled for April 2) until later in the exhibition. 

Shintaido Lecture and Demonstration

Saturday, April 25, 1 p.m.

The Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph invites you to a lecture/demonstration of Shintaido, a 20th century martial-arts based practice that has been described as “moving meditation,” presented by Nancy Billias, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy and Shintaido practitioner. This event is organized in conjunction with the exhibition TAJIMA IN RELIEF (3 Apr - 14 Jun), the first major retrospective of relief prints by Tajima Hiroyuki (1911-1997), a Japanese artist internationally renowned for his use of layered and luminous color and his complex and creative printmaking techniques. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 860.231.5399 or email [email protected].

Family Day at the Museum

Sunday, April 26, 1-3 p.m.

Join us for Family Day at the Museum, an afternoon of museum-based games and activities for the whole family, including a Lion Dance, printmaking, storytelling, and more. Organized in conjunction with the Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph’s exhibition TAJIMA IN RELIEF (3 Apr - 14 Jun), the first major retrospective of relief prints by Tajima Hiroyuki (1911-1997), a Japanese artist internationally renowned for his use of layered and luminous color and his complex and creative printmaking techniques. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 860.231.5399 or email [email protected].

Japanese Poetry Reading and Discussion

Wednesday, April 29, 7 p.m.   

Where Does the Moon Go, When It Leaves? Translating Buddhist Poems from the Japanese Imperial Court a reading and discussion by Stephen D. Miller and Patrick Donnelly. A Peter Brazeau Poetry Event sponsored by the University of Saint Joseph Department of English and a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Presented in conjunction with the Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph’s exhibition TAJIMA IN RELIEF (3 Apr - 14 Jun), the first major retrospective of relief prints by Tajima Hiroyuki (1911-1997), a Japanese artist internationally renowned for his use of layered and luminous color and his complex and creative printmaking techniques. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 860.231.5399 or email [email protected].

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

The Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph invites you to a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. This event is made possible through the support of the Us & Japan Society of Connecticut (UJSC) and is free and open to the public. Organized in conjunction with the exhibition TAJIMA IN RELIEF (3 Apr - 14 Jun), the first major retrospective of relief prints by Tajima Hiroyuki (1911-1997), a Japanese artist internationally renowned for his use of layered and luminous color and his complex and creative printmaking techniques. For more information call 860.231.5399 or email [email protected].

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