Explore the intersection of traditional Japanese style and western technique in the first major traveling exhibition of Japanese art at the UMFA. The artists featured in Seven Masters developed a new art form—shin hanga—in response to Japan’s rapid Westernization and industrialization.
At the time of its creation, Robert Smithson invited Italian photographer Gianfranco Gorgoni to document the construction of Spiral Jetty. Because it was hidden from view for so long shortly after its construction, the public largely experienced the earthwork through Gorgoni’s photographs.
In the late 1960s, Robert Smithson’s “nonsites” radically challenged the limits of sculptural practice and paved the way for the artist’s construction of Spiral Jetty (1970).