The Japanese Art Collection

Composed of gifts from faculty and friends, the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) collection of Japanese prints exemplifies a long-standing relationship between East and West.

In 1969, faculty of the UMUC Tokyo campus began purchasing and donating Japanese prints to the university as a way of building a collection to commemorate beloved colleagues. Choice of the Japanese print was due in great part to its traditional role as a popular and accessible art form. It can also be attributed to an appreciation of great craftsmanship and the art form's ability to capture the essence of a country where faculty members had lived and worked and that they had come to love and deeply appreciate.

Over the past 33 years, the prints have made their way to the Maryland headquarters, largely one by one, with the exception of a very generous presentation of 20 Yoshitoshi Mori pieces by the artist himself, and the remarkable donation of the collection of Emory Trosper, longtime professor at UMUC's Tokyo campus. There are now more than 120 prints by 35 artists in the collection.

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Raoul Middleman's Romantic Expressionism

Raoul Middleman's Romantic Expressionism

Exhibition Dates
Friday, April 10–Sunday, August 30, 2015

UMUC Arts Program:
Out and About in Virginia

Bus Trip

Love art? Sign up for a daylong art trip to three cities in Virginia: Richmond, Hampton, and Newport News. This Southern Odyssey tour is Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m.

The cost, $125 per person, includes round-trip transportation, continental breakfast and lunch, a private tour of Hampton University Museum, plus studio visits in three cities: Richmond, Hampton, and Newport News.

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Reini Maters: Modern Impressionist

Reini Maters: Modern Impressionist

Opening Reception
Thursday, June 4, 2015
5–6:30 p.m.

Exhibition Dates
May 4–July 31, 2015
Art at the U.S. District Courthouse
6500 Cherrywood Lane
Greenbelt, Maryland

Join the University of Maryland University College community for the opening reception of Reini Maters: Modern Impressionist at the federal courthouse in Greenbelt, Maryland.

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