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From the Portland Tribune: Portland Collector Shows Off Prized Japanese Art

Having begun on November 20 and running through January 30, “Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga: Changing Tastes in Japanese Woodblock Prints” is Portland Japanese Garden’s final art exhibition of 2021. Learn more about the masterful woodblock prints on display from the collection of Irwin Lavenberg and Irwin himself in this interview featured in The Portland Tribune.

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A Letter From an Early Champion

Portland Japanese Garden has grown and flourished because of the support it receives from its generous members, donors, and community. This nurturance began in the 1960s when Portlanders banded together to create a Japanese Garden. One extraordinary figure who helped realize Portland Japanese Garden is Margueritte (Maggie) Drake. The first female board president of the

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Art Exhibitions

Tracing Mindscapes with Collector Irwin Lavenberg

This November, Portland Japanese Garden is proud to present, “Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga: Changing Tastes in Japanese Woodblock Prints,” a new exhibition in the Garden’s Pavilion Gallery showcasing one of the most tumultuous periods of Japanese print production through a look at the dramatic kabuki prints of Toyohara Kunichika and the immersive landscapes of Kawase Hasui. Each print

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About the Collector: Irwin Lavenberg

Learn about the collector behind “Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga: Changing Tastes in Japanese Woodblock Prints” Irwin Lavenberg has one of the largest and most diverse private collections of Japanese prints in the United States. Yet, he admits he had little exposure to Japanese culture growing up. That changed when he started working for the American branch of