A Ploychrome woodblock print of one of the most recognizable pieces of art in the world is temporarily on display in New Haven. If you would like to see Beneath the Waves off Kanagawa (The Great Wave) by Katsushika Hokusai with your own eyes, here's your opportunity.

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The Polychrome woodblock print, blue key block of The Great Wave was produced circa 1831,  and it belongs to the Yale University Art Gallery. This is a very rare opportunity, Yale's print is extremely sensitive to light, so visitors to the Gallery located at 1111 Chapel Street typically have to make an appointment to see it where it is normally stored - The James E. Duffy Study Room for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.

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But, for a limited time only, this iconic masterpiece will be on view as part of the first installment of Yale University Art Gallery's exhibition Year of the Dragon, which runs through Sunday, July 7, 2024. This exhibition celebrates 2024, which is the Year of the Dragon, as you may have guessed. Over 30 artworks from the 17th century to modern day are on display. And unlike most museums and art galleries around Connecticut, admission to the Yale University Art Gallery is free and open to the public.

My dad served in the United States Army and spent some time in Korea in the early 1960's, his collection of Asian and Japanese artwork fascinated me. It's rare to see a masterpiece for free in 2024, this is a fantastic opportunity.

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