Opening Reception for 'Yōkai: Scenes of the Supernatural in Japanese Woodblock Prints'VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Friday, September 30, 2022
6:30 – 8 p.m. Reception
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Join Asia Society Texas to celebrate our newest exhibition Yōkai: Scenes of the Supernatural in Japanese Woodblock Prints. Over the next few months, the gallery will be home to famous yōkai: mysterious apparitions that take form in demons, monsters, trickster spirits, and shapeshifting animals. Many of these creatures and their activities have been described in folklore, legends, and historical texts, making their way to being the subject of theater and paintings that explore the realm of the supernatural.
Enjoy a first look at the artwork in the galleries, with refreshments in our Water Garden Terrace.
Yōkai: Scenes of the Supernatural in Japanese Woodblock Prints is organized by Scripps College in Claremont, California, with additional works organized by Asia Society Texas for the Houston presentation. Exhibitions and their related programs at Asia Society Texas are presented by Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Leslie and Brad Bucher. Major support comes from The Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Generous funding also provided by The Anchorage Foundation of Texas, The Clayton Fund, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Wortham Foundation, Inc., Agnes Hsu-Tang, Ph.D. and Oscar L. Tang, and Ann Wales. United Airlines is our official airline partner. Funding is also provided through contributions from the Exhibitions Patron Circle, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional visual art to Asia Society Texas.
Nancy C. Allen
Leslie and Brad Bucher
Chinhui Juhn and Edward Allen
Official Airline Sponsor
About Asia Society Texas
Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diverse perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we advance cultural exchange by celebrating the vibrant diversity of Asia, inspiring empathy, and fostering a better understanding of our interconnected world. Spanning the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, our programming is rooted in the educational and cultural development of our community — trusting in the power of art, dialogue, and ideas to combat bias and build a more inclusive society.
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/texas/events/opening-reception-yokai-scenes-supernatural-japanese-woodblock-prints 1370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004