- Mead Art MuseumMead Art Museum
The collection of Japanese art features some 2,500 woodblock prints from the eighteen and nineteenth centuries, as well as smaller holdings of modern prints, folk art ceramics, and modern photographs. Formed between 1990 and the present, the collection supports the College’s curriculum in Fine Arts, Asian Languages and Civilization, and Theater and Dance, and relates to materials at the Frost Library. The collection of woodblock prints (ukiyo-e) is one of the largest and most significant at an academic museum with particular strength in theatrical, literary, and figurative subjects by such artists as Toyokuni, Hokusai, Utamaro, Kunisada, Shigemasa, and Hiroshige. It includes also a large number of rare poetry and calendar formats (surinomo and e-goyomi). The museum also holds a few select works of Chinese sculpture, and an important long-term loan of Korean ceramics.