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Monday, October 23, 2017


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints

Japan Society Gallery
333 E. 47th St.,
New York, New York, USA
Mar 10, 2017 To Jun 11, 2017


Detail: This is the first exhibition in North America devoted to the portrayal of wakashu, or beautiful youths—a “third gender” occupying a distinct position in the social and sexual hierarchy of Japan during the Edo period (1603–1868). Featuring over 65 woodblock prints, as well as paintings, luxury objects and personal ornaments, A Third Gender illuminates the richness of lived experience in Edo society, where complex rules governed gender constructs. This groundbreaking exhibition offers a critical artistic and historical context for gender performance and sexual expression, topics that are particularly resonant within society today.

Phone No.: (212) 832-1155
Site URL: http://www.japansociety.org/page/programs/gallery/a-third-gender



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