Photo by Dean Humphrey

Avery Glassman, curator of The Art Center inspects a Japanese Noh theater mask from Bill Robinson’s collection.

East meets West

Yoshitoshi. Toyokuni. Kunisada.

Each was an acclaimed artist whose name may be unfamiliar to area art enthusiasts. Thanks to a recent gift by the late Bill Robinson, however, their talents and the talents of other Japanese artists from the 19th and 20th century will be displayed in the coming months at The Art Center.

Robinson, a longtime Grand Junction resident and chairman of Colorado Mesa University’s theater department from 1960 to 1988, gifted his 40-piece collection of Japanese art to the local gallery and studio after his death in March.

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