Kitsune, by Emma Kinslie Rain Summer, Grade 11, Arkansas

Art Exhibition

Inspired by Edo Exhibition


Opening Reception:
August 5, 2024 at 7:00pm

August 5 - September 28, 2024

Mon-Sat 12:00pm-6:00pm
Closed on Sundays & Holidays (August 12, September 2


The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles Hall
(5700 Wilshire Blvd.,#100, Los Angeles, CA 90036)

Admission: FREE

At the opening reception on August 5, program director Linda Hoaglund and juror Hollis Goodall will make introductory remarks about their work on Inspired by Edo Exhibition


Edo was a remarkable period in Japanese history (1603-1868) when artists broke from tradition and experimented with asymmetry, abstraction, stylization, and empty space to depict the natural world. These artists set the stage for modern art through their innovative, open-hearted depictions. Inspired by Edo 2024 is a national art competition based on the Smithsonian’s Investigating Japan’s Edo Avant Garde curriculum which engages students in grades 1-12 in non-Western art. Participants also took inspiration from the documentary film, Edo Avant Garde by Linda Hoaglund.


Students submitted original artwork depicting natural creatures with distinctive, often playful personalities. The Inspired by Edo Exhibition in the Japan Foundation gallery features the drawings and paintings of the 50 finalists from August 5–September 28.


A special screening of Hoaglund's Edo Avant Garde will take place on August 3, 2024 and her The Wound and the Gift on September 7 and 28. For more information, visit the event pages for the Edo Avant Garde screening and the The Wound and the Gift screening.


Prizes for the finalists generously provided by Sakura of America and Royal & Langnickel.

Event Details:

  • Date Aug 05 -Sep 28 , 2024
  • Hours Mon-Sat: 12:00pm-6:00pm, Closed on Sundays and Holidays (August 12, September 2)
  • Venue 5700 Wilshire Blvd., #100 Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Admission FREE Admission, NO RSVP Required
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