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Art Tue Jul 20 2010

Floating World Gallery Reprises "The Great Wave: An Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Prints"

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Katsushika Hokusai: "The Great Wave off Kanagawa." Image courtesy of Floating World Gallery

If you missed it in May, Chicago's Floating World Gallery is giving you a second chance to attend "The Great Wave: An Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Prints" on Saturday, July 31. The free seminar, designed for collectors, will provide audiences the chance view original museum quality prints up close. FWG Director of Exhibitions Elias Martin will share insights into Japanese print genres, and explore not only the history of the art form, but also production techniques, and collecting strategies. Works of artists such as Katsushika Hokusai, Kawase Hasui, and Kiyoshi Saito will be discussed.

The event takes place at Floating World Gallery (1925 N. Halsted St.) Saturday, July 31 from 1-3 pm. A reception will follow the seminar. Admission is free, but space is limited. To reserve your spot, email, or call 312-587-7800.

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Ann Fink / September 28, 2010 3:16 PM

You get another chance to catch this seminar, this coming Saturday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. While attending, you'll also have the great opportunity to catch FWG's newest exhibition, “Creating What Has Never Been” running now through Nov. 19. This exhibition of museum quality Japanese post-war paintings and contemporary ceramics features masterpieces by leading Gutai artists and works by some of the hottest ceramic artists. Exhibition is free and also viewable during regular galler yours, Tue-Sat from 1-5 or by appointment. For more info: email or call 312-587-7800.

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

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Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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