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Detail of interior photograph of the Gilbert Luber Gallery (ca. 1980s), courtesy of Shirley Luber
Representing Modern Japan:
The Luber Collection of Art Books
On exhibit March 16 - June 12, 2015
Gilbert and Shirley Luber collected and sold traditional and contemporary Japanese prints at the Gilbert Luber Gallery in Philadelphia from 1980-2000. The Luber Collection is a multi-lingual selection of over 1,300 volumes on Japanese art, art history, and culture from the premodern period to the 1990s. A strength of this collection is its emphasis on 20th-century Japanese printing and other art forms.

Representing Modern Japan focuses on books about contemporary Japanese printing and introduces various styles of hanga, or woodblock prints, spanning the 20th century. The exhibit will also reflect the variety and breadth of the Luber Gallery's collecting and sales of 20th-century artists' prints. Visitors will encounter a range of individuals and techniques, as well as the Lubers' personal connections to those artists in the latter half of the 20th century. The Luber Collection of Art Books was presented to Penn Libraries in 2012.
Wednesday, April 1, 5:30 PM
Exhibition remarks by Penn Professor Julie Nelson Davis and Reception

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
A Sense of Place: Modern Japanese Prints in Context -- A Symposium

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm
For further information (215.898.7088 or rbml@pobox.upenn.edu)
free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)