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Event Series Event Series: Inspired by Edo

Inspired by Edo Exhibition

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Included with admission or membership

Edo was a remarkable period in Japanese history (1603-1868) when artists broke from tradition and experimented with asymmetry, abstraction, stylization, and empty space to depict the natural world. These artists set the stage for modern art through their innovative, open-hearted depictions.

Inspired by Edo 2024 is a national art competition based on the Smithsonian’s Investigating Japan’s Edo Avant Garde curriculum which engages students in grades 1-12 in non-Western art. Participants also took inspiration from the documentary film, Edo Avant Garde by Linda Hoaglund.

Students submitted original artwork depicting natural creatures with distinctive, often playful personalities. The Inspired by Edo exhibition at the Boddy House features the drawings and paintings of the 50 finalists from July 6–28.

Inspired by Edo
National Student Art Competition Finalist
Grade 11, Arkansas


July 8
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Included with admission or membership
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