Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence at SAM

Utagawa Kuniyoshi / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Event Type Exhibits, Collections & Lectures, Visual Arts
Starting Date December 1, 2023
Ending Date January 21, 2024
Location Seattle Art Museum
Neighborhood West Edge
CostIncluded with price of admission

Thanks to the popularity of the instantly recognizable Great Wave—cited everywhere from book covers to Lego sets, anime, and even an emoji—Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) has become one of the most famous Japanese artists in the world. Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence explores the fascinating life and enduring legacy of this trailblazing master by pairing more than 100 of his woodblock prints, paintings, and illustrated books alongside more than 200 works by his teachers, students, rivals, and admirers.

This exhibition is on loan from the Collection of Fine Arts, Boston and will be displayed through January 21, 2024.