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Do some international travel without leaving New England

Each individual Thursday, GBH Executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen brings a new roundup of arts and society happenings to Morning Version. This week, get a detour out of Boston to discover some of New England’s newest exhibitions.

“The Floating World: Japanese Prints from the Bancroft Assortment”
On watch at the Worcester Art Museum via March 5

Out in Worcester, “The Floating World” is an exhibit coming from the museum’s Bancroft Assortment. It characteristics operates from Japan’s Edo period of time, which were being collected as early as the mid-1800s, a time where woodblock prints experienced acquired reputation in the country forward of a world wide surge in interest. The artwork on display screen at the Worcester Artwork Museum displays an evolution into daring colorwork and detail as Bowen explains, “the Edo time period intended security and peace and culture— this was a time of everything coming alongside one another in this vibrancy in existence.”

Between the featured artists is Katsushika Hokusai, whose piece “The Fantastic Wave” is universally recognizable and impressed everything from the do the job of Monet and Frank Lloyd Wright to Iphone emojis. Bosen claims Hokusai’s perform, as with substantially of the exhibit’s other prints, evokes photos of “something you aspire to, a put you want to be, a little something which is virtually transcendent for you. And this is why it was so popular” in the 19th-century and into now.

“The Wonderful Wave,” by Katsushika Hokusai.

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, MFA

“Sargent, Whistler, & Veneitian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano”
On perspective at the Mystic Seaport Museum by way of Feb 27

Get a vacation via Venice by way of Connecticut with this exhibit at the Mystic Seaport Museum. Murano and Venice— now planet-renowned for its glass production — professional a large standing overhaul in the 1800s when the likes of John Ruskin, James McNeill Whistler, and John Singer Sargent took inspiration from the region’s heritage of glass output. Regarded for bringing pieces house from her journeys to Venice, neighborhood art enthusiast and museum namesake Isabella Stewart Gardner was also drawn to Murano.

Bowen suggests that this show “combines these paintings and is effective of artwork with the precise glassmaking, things that commenced performing its way into collectors homes” in the United States. Bringing alongside one another these disparate time durations and inventive styles, the Mystic Seaport Museum also incorporates the function of modern day Venetian glassmakers into the show, allowing guests to see how the tradition has persisted.

Frank Duveneck's "Water Carriers, Venice," an 1884 painting featuring many people in crossing a bridge in Venice overlooking a river. Several of the people heading towards and away from the viewer carry buckets of water on their shoulder
Frank Duveneck’s “H2o Carriers, Venice,” an 1884 oil painting influenced by Venice

Frank Duveneck / Mystic Seaport Museum