Sheraton Boston Hotel is proud to be the official sponsor of Luxury on Paper: The Art of Surimono at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA Boston).
The highest level of accomplishment in 19th-century Japanese color printing is seen in the small, exquisite works known as surimono (literally “printed things”), on display in Luxury on Paper: The Art of Surimono through December 1, 2013. Surimono were produced on commission for private customers to commemorate special events or to serve as New Year’s gifts exchanged by affluent members of amateur literary clubs. Printed on high-quality paper, they often included special features such as metallic pigments and embossing. Drawn from the MFA Boston’s collection of more than 1,000 of these works, the exhibition will feature about 30 examples.
The MFA Boston is located less than one mile from Sheraton Boston Hotel and also easily accessible via public transportation via the MBTA's Green line E train to the MFA stop.
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston
MFA Boston Hours:
Saturday - Tuesday 10 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday - Friday 10 AM - 9:45 PM
Closed: New Year's Day, Patriots' Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Members are always admitted free. Admission to the MFA Boston, which includes full-day access and one repeat visit within 10 days, is:
$25 for adults
$23 for senior citizens and college students (University Members are admitted free)
Youths 7–17 are admitted free (except during school hours, when admittance is $10)
Youths 6 and younger are always admitted free
Admission includes special exhibitions in the Ann and Graham Gund Gallery and all MFA Boston exhibitions
Wednesday nights after 4 p.m. admission is by voluntary contribution ($25 suggested)
Photo credit: Actors Ichikawa Danjūrō VII (inset) and his son Ichikawa Ebizō VI (Danjūrō VIII), about 1830, Utagawa Kunisada