Paintings by Masami Teraoka

June 30, 1996 – January 1, 1997

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 1 Floor Plan

Thirty-two watercolor paintings and 3 prints by this Japanese-born, Hawaii-based artist use traditional imagery to examine contemporary issues that portray the realities of the late 20th century, including human sexuality, gender, morality, race, and culture as identity. Also on view are 16 examples of Japanese prints and drawings from the artist's personal collection, including many by Kunisada Utagawa (1786-1865), a 19th-century woodblock artist who is the acknowledged inspiration for much of Teraoka's work.