LightHouse will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

Jul 15

Access Day: Japanese Prints in Transition at the Legion of Honor (in-person)

Access Day: Japanese Prints in Transition at the Legion of Honor (in-person)

Jul 15

Visit the Legion of Honor on a day the museum is closed to the public! Complimentary admission by registration for people with disabilities and their guests to see the Japanese Prints exhibition between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm.

Enjoy free admission and accessible features, including:

  • Extra Blue Zone spaces close to the museum
  • Parking maps and public transportation information
  • Extra seating inside and outside the exhibition
  • Large print editions of the exhibition labels

About the Exhibition

In 1868 Japan’s shogun was overthrown, marking the end of feudal military rule and ushering in the Meiji era (1868–1912), a period of modernization and exchange with other nations. As Japan’s society shifted, so too did its print culture. The delicately colored ukiyo-e (floating world woodblock prints) of actors, courtesans, and scenic views that had flourished for over a century were replaced with brightly colored images of Western architecture, technology, Victorian fashions and customs, and modern military warfare. This two-part exhibition (the floating world and the modern world) highlights this stylistic transition and the work of one artist, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, who successfully spanned them both. His distinctive, sometimes eccentric, images serve as a link between the two eras.

The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling 415-694-7325. For more information about visiting the Adaptations Store, head to our shop page.

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