Exhibition Curator Janice Katz

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust presents a special preview of the upcoming exhibition The Formation of the Japanese Print Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago.

Wright deepened his appreciation of Japanese culture during multiple stays in Japan, including one as he worked on the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. He collected a variety of prints that he brought back with him to Chicago and exhibited them in 1908 at the Art Institute. Many of these original prints were purchased in 1911 by art collector and Art Institute trustee Clarence Buckingham, namesake of the museum’s Clarence Buckingham Gallery for Japanese Prints.

This exhibition will feature the purchased prints, photos of the original 1908 exhibition, and drawings by Wright and members of his Oak Park Studio.

Janice Katz, Ph.D., the Roger L. Weston Associate Curator of Japanese Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, will preview the 2017 Wright exhibition for Trust Society Level members. Ms. Katz is the primary author of the catalogue Japanese Paintings in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 2003), and received the Japan America Society of Chicago 2009 Cultural Achievement Award.


Thursday, April 20, 2017


2 pm


Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603


Free with museum admission, registration required.