1002 Saint Gregory St.
CIncinnati, OH 45202
Japanese Photographs From the Meiji Period (1868-1912)
October 1–November 1
The Mary Baskett Gallery displays prints from its extensive collection of Japanese Meiji-era (1868-1912) photography. Featured are studio subjects and landscape ranging from depictions of daily life to portraits of actors to images of the much famed Mount Fuji.
Opened in 1977 in the heart of Mount Adams, the Mary Baskett Gallery primarily focuses on Eastern Asian art, including the works of such artists as Mayumi Oda, Ay-O, Tetsuya Noda, and more recently Shinji Turner-Yamamoto. The gallery also features both the works of turn-of-the-century etcher and oil-painter John Henry Twachtman and contemporary artist and musician Anthony Luensman.
Owner and gallery director Mary Baskett has been active in the Cincinnati art scene from her time working as Curator of Prints at the Cincinnati Art Museum. She also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati, published the catalogue raissonné of Twachtman’s etchings, and formed an extensive collection of contemporary Japanese fashion featured at the Cincinnati Art Museum, The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., and at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.