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Private After-Hours Tour @ Japan Society & "A Third Gender" Exhibition

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Japan Society

333 East 47th Street

New York, NY 10017

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This gathering is for GAPIMNY paid members only; to join, purchase the membership + ticket option or go here: https://www.artful.ly/gapimny/store/memberships. If preferred, you can also Venmo @GAPIMNY the amount owed.

Join GAPIMNY for an exclusive, after-hours tour inside Japan Society, a cultural non-profit organization situated in a beautiful landmarked building designed by Japanese architect Junzo Yoshimura. The head docent of Japan Society will be leading us on a guided tour of their current amazing exhibit on sexuality and gender in pre-Westernized Japan. Tickets are normally $20, but GAPIMNY paid members only have to pay $6 to attend.

While inside, you will be treated to:

  • In-depth insights on the exhibition origins, showcased artwork, and applications to contemporary themes of gender and sexual expression.
  • A walkthrough of the landmarked headquarters, where you’ll witness stunning backdrops of indoor gardens, reflecting pools, and a waterfall.

Information about the Japan Society Exhibit:
A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints is the first exhibition in North America devoted to the portrayal of wakashu, or beautiful youths—a “third gender” occupying a distinct position in the social and sexual hierarchy of Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868). Featuring over 65 woodblock prints, as well as paintings, luxury objects and personal ornaments, A Third Gender illuminates the richness of lived experience in Edo society, where complex rules governed gender constructs. This groundbreaking exhibition offers a critical artistic and historical context for gender performance and sexual expression, topics that are particularly resonant within society today.

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