Exhibition

A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints

10 Mar 2017 – 11 Jun 2017

New York
New York, United States

Travel Information

  • M15 to 47th Street, M101 or M102 north on Third Avenue to 47th Street, or crosstown M50 (on weekdays) or M42
  • 4,5,6,7 and S at Grand Central Station; 6 at 51st Street and Lexington Avenue; and the E, M at Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street. Public parking available nearby.

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A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints is the first exhibition in North America devoted to the portrayal of wakashu, or beautiful youths—a “third gender” occupying a distinct position in the social and sexual hierarchy of Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868).

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Featuring over 65 woodblock prints, as well as paintings, luxury objects and personal ornaments, A Third Gender illuminates the richness of lived experience in Edo society, where complex rules governed gender constructs. This groundbreaking exhibition offers a critical artistic and historical context for gender performance and sexual expression, topics that are particularly resonant within society today.

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