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Chiura Obata Exhibit to Open in Yosemite National Park

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Date: June 6, 2007

This exhibit explores the work of the artist Chiura Obata (1885 - 1975) who first visited Yosemite in 1927, producing watercolors that led to a series of prints made by master woodblock artists in Japan. The show extensively covers his earliest visits during 1927-1930, but includes works produced up to 1958. This exhibit displays over 30 woodblock prints, sumi, (activated charcoal used in a wide variety of applications) watercolor paintings, and sketches, as well as his actual paints, brushes, and artifacts. The exhibit is open daily from June 9, 2007 through October 21, 2007. Gallery hours are from 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm.

For more information on this and future Yosemite Museum Gallery exhibits, please contact the Public Information Office at 209/372-0200 during business hours.

Did You Know?

Yosemite Museum

When it opened to the public on May 29, 1926, the Yosemite Museum became the first museum building in the national park system, and its educational objectives served as a model for parks nationwide. It still functions much as it was originally intended, and currently exhibits items which mainly reflect the Native occupation of Yosemite Valley and its surroundings. When in the park, you can visit with one of three cultural demonstrators who primarily staff the Museum.