The New York Times has recently reviewed three art exhibitions in New  
York .... each review contains a small slide show of images designed  
to catch your attention ... for the next time you visit the city :)

Fleeting Pleasures of Life in Vibrant Woodcut Prints

Published: March 22, 2008

Chazen Museum of Art
Toyohara Kunichika's "The Actor Ichikawa Sadanji I as Akiyama Kii No  
Kami" (1894) is among the 18th- and 19th-century Japanese prints on  
display at the Brooklyn Museum. More Photos >

“Utagawa: Masters of the Japanese Print, 1770-1900” is on view  
through June 15 at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, at  
Prospect Park; (718) 638-5000,

Diversions and Delights From the Floating World

Published: March 14, 2008

Mann Collection, Asia Society.  “Large Perspective Picture of a  
Second-Floor Parlor in the New Yoshiwara, Looking Toward the  
Embankment” (1745), a hand-colored woodcut by Okumura Masanobu that  
uses European one-point perspective. More Photos >

“Designed for Pleasure: The World of Edo Japan in Prints and  
Paintings, 1680-1860” is at Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park  
Avenue, at 70th Street, (212) 288-6400, Part 1,  
through March 30; Part 2, April 4 to May 4.

The Art Is in the Detail

Published: March 14, 2008

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Detail of Qian Xuan's “Wang Xizhi Watching Geese.” More Photos >

“Anatomy of a Masterpiece” runs through Aug. 10 at the  
Metropolitan Museum of Art, (212) 535-7710,