Currently on display

  • Iku Nagai: Personal Mythology

    Aug 13, 2022 to Oct 30, 2022 A series paying homage to Chōjū-giga style animal caricatures is a focus of our exhibition created by the late Japanese-American and Bay Area artist, Ikuku (Iku) Nagai. Her stylized drawings, chiefly of rabbits and frogs acting as humans, tell both humorous and serious stories of heroes, villains and those in between. The original scrolls or Chōjū-giga, short for Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga (literally "Caricatures of Animals and Humans”) were created by the artist-monk known as Toba Sojo and belong to Kōzan-ji temple in Kyoto, Japan. Read more

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