A Western View of an Eastern Style: Japanese Prints, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Western Aesthetics

October 20 – December 16, 2001

Perkins Gallery

This exhibition features a selection of Japanese prints from the permanent collection of the Amarillo Museum of Art. Though remarkable in and of themselves, the prints will also serve as a discussion point about the influence of 19th century Japanese aesthetics on the development of Western art, specifically the style of Frank Lloyd Wright. The prints made an impact on Wright in two ways: first as an illustration of some of the finest Japanese architecture; and second as a demonstration of the Japanese ability to reorganize natural views into clear, geometrically arranged patterns of color. This exhibition will be on display during the annual Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy conference that will be held at Florida Southern College