The Warehouse presents Art Japan 2021-1921, an exhibition celebrating internationally renowned artists from Japan. Work includes woodblock prints, etchings, lithographs, calligraphy, drawings, photography, ceramics, basketry, and textiles, all from the extensive permanent collection of The Warehouse. Art Japan is the second of a trilogy of exhibitions exploring Asia; the first being Jan Serr: A Painter’s Photographs of India (2019), and the third Jan Serr: Then & Now – Photographs of China which opens October 2021.
Featured in this exhibit are dolls representing various cultures and eras. There will be Barbie dolls, baby dolls, and those dressed in Victorian styles. Delores Rainey’s handmade faith dolls and other’s dolls made of cloth, clay, and even high fashion dolls made from pipe cleaners will be exhibited. Also featured are miniature doll houses and dioramas to spark imagination and creativity. The artists and doll collectors bring a style of fantasy designed to promote emotional uplifting. Accompanying the exhibit will be an intergenerational tea designed for young and seasoned ladies.