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Japan Society

  • 333 E. 47th St. Map It
  • Midtown East

Published 09/11/2016

Fodor's Review

The stylish, serene lobby of the Japan Society has interior bamboo gardens linked by a second-floor waterfall. Works by well-known Japanese artists are exhibited in the second-floor gallery. Past shows have included "For a New World to Come"—a comprehensive exhibit of Japanese photography from the late 1960s that examines how experiments in the medium of photography laid the foundation for contemporary art in Japan, and the "Life of Cats"—an exploration of cats as depicted in Japanese paintings, prints, and decorative objects dating from the 17th to the early 20th century. The society's annual performing arts season (from September through March) offers works by established and emerging artists in dance, music, and theater. In July, the museum hosts an annual film festival, Japan Cuts, showcasing contemporary Japanese cinema.

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333 E. 47th St., between 1st and 2nd Aves., New York, New York, 10022, USA

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Published 09/11/2016


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