Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph

1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117 - United States




Free Everyday

The Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph houses a collection of more than 2,100 paintings and works of art on paper. The core of the collection consists of American paintings and prints of the early 20th century, including works by Thomas Hart Benton, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Milton Avery, and European and American prints from the 15th to the early 20th centuries, including work by Albrecht Dürer, Francisco Goya, George Bellows, and Childe Hassam. Other collection highlights include contemporary works of art on paper, including work by Hank Willis Thomas, Enrique Chagoya, and Betye Saar, and 19th and 20th century Japanese woodblock prints.

The Art Museum, described as “one of the liveliest campus museums in the state” by The New York Times, presents regular exhibitions drawn from its permanent collections, as well as loan exhibitions of historic art or contemporary work by artists of national and international stature. The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday and is always free of charge.


April 3 - June 14, 2020
This exhibition is the first major retrospective of relief prints by Tajima Hiroyuki (1911-1997), a Japanese artist internationally renowned for his use of layered and luminous color and his complex and creative printmaking techniques. As an heir to the early 20th c. sōsaku hanga (creative print) movement, Tajima exemplifies the inventive incorporation of international trends characteristic of post-WWII Japanese printmaking. Featuring more than 60 prints made between 1961 and 1984, this exhibition examines Tajima’s recurring themes and his approach to abstraction. TAJIMA IN RELIEF is organized by the Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph and supported in part by the Us & Japan Society of Connecticut, Miyoshi America, Inc., an anonymous foundation, and the Karen L. Chase ’97 Fund.

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