BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20050813T000000Z DTEND:20051106T000000Z DESCRIPTION:City and Country: Views of Urban and Rural Japan by Modern Japa nese Print Artists\nOngoing\nGallery 135\n\nOverview: In the first half of the 20th century\, Japan's great cities were developing at an astounding rate. The changing urban landscape became a favorite subject for print art ists such as Oda Kazuma (1882–1956) and Kasamatsu Shiro (1898–1991) wh o portrayed the crowded streets of Tokyo bustling with shoppers. At the sa me time\, the lightening-fast urbanization process sparked nostalgia for t he scenery of the countryside and the furusato (hometowns) of the mind's e ye. The result was idealized visions of rural Japan by such artists as Kaw ase Hasui (1883–1957). Works showing both of these extremes of city and country are on display. A special feature of the exhibition is recent acqu isitions by Hiratsuka Un'ichi (1895–1997) from the Van Zelst family\, lo ngtime donors to the Art Institute.\n\nThe Art Institute of Chicago\n111 S outh Michigan Avenue\nChicago\, Illinois 60603-6110\n(312) 443-3600 \n<a h ref=""></a> SUMMARY:City and Country: Views of Urban and Rural Japan by Modern Japanese Print Artists URL:/en/events/2005/08/13/city-and-country-chicago/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR