Incoming exhibition

東海道 Tōkaidō: Dreamscapes by Andō Hiroshige

from Apr 27, 2024 to Sep 8, 2024
Montreal museum of fine arts

In 1833, the unconventional artist Andō Hiroshige set out to revolutionize the woodblock publishing industry by firmly establishing the landscape print as a major theme. His first edition of the “Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō” – the complete set of which is in the Museum’s collection – treats the landscape and its atmospheric appeal as subjects in their own right, a novelty at the time in Japan.

Inspired by earlier travel guides and magazines that had been circulating in Japan since the 18th century, this imaginary work enthralled the masses, sparking a desire in them to embark on this 500-kilometre journey. Their sentimental response to this quest would make the series and the artist a resounding success.

This exhibition looks at Hiroshige’s talent as the maker of a world everybody wanted to buy into and inhabit, and the publishing industry that made the dream come true.

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Montreal museum of fine arts

Address

Montreal museum of fine arts
1380 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, QC H3G 1J5

Regular Schedule

From Jan 1 to Dec 31
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00

Holidays Schedule

Holidays follow the regular schedule

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