Doylestown Museum’s New Exhibit Celebrates Japanese Art, Native Author’s Book on Subject

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Image via Michener Art Museum.
The latest exhibit focuses on the art of Japan, as well as a local author's book on the art.

An art museum in Bucks County will be showcasing the artwork of Japan, along with a book on the subject by the center’s namesake.

The Michener Art Museum, located at 138 South Pine Street in Doylestown, unveiled their latest exhibit, “Mid-Century to Manga: The Modern Japanese Print in America”, on March 4. Woodblock prints by several major printmakers are on display.

Featuring 75 prints on paper, there are over two dozen of which have never been on display at the museum. One notable piece is Kiyoshi Saitō’s ‘Winter in Aizu’ series.

The exhibit also features three original copies of the 1962 book “The Modern Japanese Print: An Appreciation”, written by James A. Michener, the museum’s namesake.

“The exhibition traces the story of the modern sōsaku-hanga (or ‘creative prints’) movement and other creative collectibles across the past century–from Japan to the United States and beyond,” the museum said on its official website.

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