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Songbook for “Song of the Milky Way” from the film Milky Way, 1931, printed by Noguchi Tsurukichi, published by Shochiku kinema gakufu shuppansha, color lithograph, inks and color on paper, 10 7/16 x 7 1/2 in., Courtesy of The Levenson Collection.​​​​​​​​​

Songbook for “Song of the Milky Way” from the film Milky Way, 1931, printed by Noguchi Tsurukichi, published by Shochiku kinema gakufu shuppansha, color lithograph, inks and color on paper, 10 7/16 x 7 1/2 in., Courtesy of The Levenson Collection.​​​​​​​​​

If you are looking for an art event to go to this weekend, consider visiting SAM’s Asian Art Museum to see the Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945 exhibit.

This is the first exhibit outside of Japan to focus on Japanese Art Deco during this time period.

According to SAM, “with nearly 200 works, the display reveals the widespread and particular impact of Art Deco on Japanese culture. Through a wide range of mediums—sculpture, painting, prints, ceramics, lacquerware, jewelry, textiles, furniture, and graphic ephemera—this exhibition introduces the spectacular craftsmanship and sophisticated designs of Japan’s contribution to the movement.”

The exhibit runs from Saturday, May 10, 2014 through Sunday, October 19, 2014.

For more information and tickets, visit: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/exhibitions/deco

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