Age of the Floating World:
Chinese and Japanese Art from the 17th-20th Centuries
The Age of the Floating World refers to the time period between the 17th and 20th centuries in parts of Eastern Asia, particularly in Japan where the age is known as Ukiyo-e. The Chinese equivalent of this is Fushi Hui. The “Floating World” refers to the fleeting beauty and entertainment of the pleasure realms that were not touched by the dullness of everyday life.
Join us in being transported to The Orient!
More information on each piece is accessible via the QRcodes, or “SmartTags,” seen at the bottom of the text labels. The use of these codes invites the viewer to interact with each piece in an innovative and non-invasive manner. Skyline Museum has iPads that may be checked out by visitors with either a JAC or other form of identification such as a driver's license.
This exhibit was curated by Yin Xu, a senior International Affairs and Melissa Price, a senior Anthropology major with an Archaeology concentration and a minor in Asian Studies.
Exhibit Dates: 14 November 2011 through 16 December 2011
First Friday Exhibit Talk: 2 December 2011 from 1-2pm