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Tuesday, 30 December 2014 11:58

Dayton Institute Explores Japanese Art Deco

The Dayton Institute of Art in Dayton, Ohio, is currently hosting “Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945,” an intriguing exhibition that explores the influence of the Art Deco movement on Japanese culture. The show, which has been on view at a number of institutions, including the Seattle Art Museum in Washington, the Tyler Museum of Art in Texas, and the Columbia Museum of Art in South Carolina, is the first traveling exhibition outside of Tokyo dedicated to Japanese Art Deco. Drawn from the private Levenson Collection of Japanese art in Clearwater, Florida, “Deco Japan” features nearly two-hundred objects, including sculpture, ceramics, glassware, jewelry, textiles, prints, lacquerware, furniture, and paintings, including five works from Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.

Art Deco emerged in Paris in 1925 at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, where the style was first exhibited.

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