Hokusai: Mad about Painting exhibition at Freer

Freer Gallery of Art's exhibition, Hokusai: Mad about Painting, November 23, 2019–November 8, 2020

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Freer Gallery of Art, one of the Smithsonian’s National Museum in Washington, DC, has a large collection of Asian art from the Neolithic to the early 20th century. The museum has held an exhibition of Japanese painting master Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) from November 23, 2019, to November 8, 2020. Charles Lang Freer donated a vast amount of works from his collection to the museum and it includes more than 300 works of paintings, sketches, and drawings by Hokusai. In commemoration of the centennial of Freer’s death in 1919, and in celebration of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2020, the Freer Gallery presents a yearlong exploration of the prolific career of Katsushika Hokusai. Although you can enjoy outstanding folding screens and hanging scrolls to paintings and drawings, especially Hokusai Manga, his often-humorous renderings of everyday life in Japan is rarely exhibited.

  • Date: November 23, 2019–November 8, 2020
  • Place: Freer Gallery of Art, galleries 5–8
  • Address: 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560
  • Opening hour: 10:00–17:30
  • Closed days: Mondays (open on February 24), February 25
  • URL: https://hokusai-museum.jp/