Prof. ShiPu Wang curated the major retrospective of artist Chiura Obata (1885-1975) that is showing at its second venue, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, May 25 - September 2, 2018. To learn more about the exhibition, visit:

This internationally-traveling exhibition began at UC Santa Barbara's Art, Design and Architecture Museum (January 13 - April 29, 2018), and will next travel to the Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art in Japan (January 18 - March 10, 2019), the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento (June 23 - September 29, 2019), and conclude with a 5 1/2 month display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. (November 1, 2019 - April 12, 2020).

The University of California Press has published the exhibition catalog (the first book on Chiura Obata published by an academic press) that contains many never-published images:

CHIURA OBATA: AN AMERICAN MODERN has received positive press coverage. Click on the links to read recent reports and reviews.