The exhibition Designed for Pleasure: The World of Edo Japan in Prints and Paintings, 1680 –1860 is organized by Asia Society in association with the Japanese Art Society of America (JASA).
Designed for Pleasure commemorates the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Japanese Art Society of America (JASA), founded in 1973 as the Ukiyo-e Society of America. Its international membership includes collectors, scholars, dealers, and other art enthusiasts. The exhibition, curated by JASA, is drawn from collections formed by Society members and institutions in the United States. The prints, paintings and books on display—many for the first time—are among the finest and rarest examples of ukiyo-e anywhere in the world.
Support for Designed for Pleasure: The World of Edo Japan in Prints and Paintings, 1680 –1860 has been provided by John C. Weber, The Blakemore Foundation, Mary Livingston Griggs & Mary Griggs Burke Foundation, The Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation, Peggy and Dick Danziger, and The Japan Foundation. We also appreciate the support of the National Endowment for the Arts.