POSTPONED - Samurai, Ghosts and Lovers

  • Location
  • Dayton Art Institute
    • 456 Belmonte Park N.
    • Dayton Art Institute
    • Dayton, OH


The samurai are coming!

The DAI's 2020 exhibition season kicks off with Samurai, Ghosts and Lovers: Yoshitoshi's Complete 100 Aspects of the Moon, a rare chance to see all 100 works in Tsukioka Yoshitoshi's epic series!

One of the outstanding series in the history of Japanese woodblock prints, it is a tour-de-force, combining diverse, striking designs with dramatic historical and mythical stories from Japan’s past, including samurai warriors and court ladies. The prints depict Shakespearean emotion - heroism and humor, love and loss, mystery and magic - and linking them all is the presence of the moon.

A selection of works from the DAI’s Japanese collection, as well as other loans, will further enhance the experience of these endlessly fascinating masterpieces of Japanese art. A suite of related programs will include screenings of classic Japanese films, a Japanese print demonstration, an expert talk on the strange and supernatural in Japanese literature, and a performance of Japanese instruments.

Samurai, Ghosts and Lovers is organized by the Dayton Art Institute and is its exclusive venue.

Regular Museum Hours:

Monday:  CLOSED

Tuesday:  CLOSED

Wednesday:  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday:  11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday:  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday:  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday:  12 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

  • Location: 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton Art Institute, OH
  • Phone: 937-223-4ART (4278)
  • Price: Free to members; included in museum admission for non-members
POSTPONED - Samurai, Ghosts and Lovers
  • February 22, 2020 to May 4, 2020
  • Dayton Art Institute
  • Free to members; included in museum admission for non-members