Courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum, © ROM
The Japan Society Gallery will display A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints, the first North American exhibition devoted to the portrayal of wakashu, beautiful male youths who, as a “third gender,” occupied a distinct place in the Edo Period (1603-1868). Featuring over 65 woodblock prints as well as paintings, luxury objects and personal ornaments, the exhibition gives context to topics like sexuality and gender that are particularly resonant today.
Location: 333 E. 47th St., (bet. 1st & 2nd Aves.), New York, NY 10017
TEL: 212-832-1155 / www.japansociety.org/gallery