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Member Preview and Happy Hour: Hokusai

Oct 18 2023

Seattle Art Museum

Entire Building


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All SAM members are invited to join us for a member-only preview of Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence, from the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—before it opens to the public.

This major exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) takes a new approach to the work of versatile artist, Katsushika Hokusai, pairing more than 100 of his woodblock prints, paintings, and illustrated books from the MFA’s renowned collection with over 200 works by his teachers, students, rivals, and admirers. Explore Hokusai’s impact through the centuries and around the globe, including on artists Yoshitomo Nara, Chiho Aoshima, and Helen Frankenthaler.

As a SAM member, you get access to exclusive programming throughout the day!

Exhibition Overviews

12:30 pm and 6:30 pm with Sarah Thompson, Curator of Japanese Art, MFA Boston, and Kendall DeBoer, Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Contemporary Art, MFA Boston, in Plestcheeff Auditorium.

Happy Hour
4–7 pm with cocktails available for purchase in the Brotman Forum.

Exhibition organized by
MFA Boston

Presenting Sponsors
Delta Airlines
Microsoft Logo
The Virginia Wright Future Fund LOGO

Major Sponsors
The Boeing Company
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation

Hotel Sponsor
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa-oki nami-ura), also known as the Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjurokkei), about 1830–31 (Tenpo 1–2), Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, 1760–1849, woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, Photograph ©? Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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