Woman in the Eyes of Man: Images of Women in Japanese Art

September 12–December 3, 1995

Organized by the Smart Museum, in collaboration with DePaul University and the Field Museum, Woman in the Eyes of Man focused on artistic depictions of women throughout Japanese history, exploring a range of idealized feminine types, including the moral paragon, the alluring beauty, and the selfless caregiver.

The exhibition featured seventeenth- through twentieth-century paintings, prints, and illustrated books from The Field Museum’s Boone Collection. This exhibition included a book with essays by Elizabeth Lillehoj, Carolyn S. Moore, D. R. Howland, as well as illustrated catalogue entries on each work in the exhibition.