Art Talk Live: Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s Last Act

By Harvard Art Museums

Issues of cultural identity, patriotism, and prejudice are explored in Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s bold and introspective drawing Last Act.

A figure poses in white makeup, a hat, and mask, which slips down and reveals his face, against a multicolored background.
Tuesday, September 20 12:30pm – 1pm

Ages: Adults.


Harvard Art Museums
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi once proclaimed that “an artist’s drawings are his first words.” Having emigrated from Japan to the United States at the age of 16, Kuniyoshi relied upon drawing as his most expressive medium. Through drawing, he translated the anxiety, disillusionment, and alienation faced by Japanese émigrés in the aftermath of World War II into a uniquely personal and dynamic American modernist style.