10 Sep

The Art of the Japanese Fan: Selections from the Josephine West Ladd Collection

From the time of Commodore Perry’s 1853 arrival in Japan, Americans’ imaginations were captivated with the style and aesthetics of Japanese folding fans. This display captures one Texan collector’s long-running fascination with folding fans of all kinds from finely made decorative objects to utilitarian equipment to tourist souvenirs.

Note: this display is presented on our first floor gallery and is accessible to patrons with disabilities.

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