"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 Edo period (1603-1868). Featuring over 65 woodblock prints, as well as paintings, luxury objects and personal ornaments. 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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