Historic manga exhibit comes to NYC

Girl Power!

Girls' Comics from Japan

An exhibit

June 1-29, 2006

Media Arts Gallery, 311 Steuben Hall

Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NYC

This international touring exhibit features historic Japanese manga, with a special emphasis on shojo manga—comic books for girls. The exhibit features 23 renowned shojo manga creators and more than 200 works from World War II to the present. The pieces in this exhibit come together for the first and only time in NYC.

The medium reflects the evolution of the social roles of Japanese girls and women during this period. The exhibition also documents how the visual composition of manga mirrors the developments in Japanese aesthetics.

Shojo Manga! Girl Power! is curated by Dr. Masami Toku, Associate Professor of Art and Art History at California State University Chico.

Exhibit launch: Thurs., June 1, 5-7 pm

Join us for a special opening talk by Masami Toku, curator and general director of the Shojo Manga project, from California State University, Chico.

Refreshments will be served and exhibition catalogue will be available.

Co-Sponsored by:

Media Arts and Art & Design Education Departments, Pratt Institute

The Comic Book Project, Teachers College-Columbia University

The Japan Foundation

For more information: [email protected] or (718) 636-3633.

Directions: Take the Brooklyn-bound A or C train to the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station. Cross platform and take G train to the Clinton-Washington station. Use Washington Avenue exit. On Washington, walk one block north to DeKalb Avenue. Turn right onto DeKalb and proceed one block to Hall Street/Saint James to the corner gate of the Pratt campus.

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