This exhibition explores Japonisme, the cultural fascination with all things Japanese, took hold in the late 19th century arousing the imagination of Western artists and consumers alike. See more than 150 Japanese-inspired works of art and decorative objects at the McNay Art Museum this holiday season. Paintings and prints by Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, and James Ensor; as well as decorative arts by Gorham, Sèvres, and Tiffany & Co. showcase Western artists’ appropriation of Japanese aesthetics.

The Annie Laurie Swaim Hearin Memorial Exhibition Series
Organized by the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson
Lenora and Walter F. Brown and the Elizabeth Huth Coates Charitable Foundation of 1992 are generously funding the exhibition at the McNay.
Media sponsorship is provided by the San Antonio Express-News.

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