Curator of the A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints exhibit writes in the ROM Blog
“One could, however, pose the following questions: are these images appropriate for young audiences, or are they “obscene”? Should children be allowed in the exhibition space? Should minors require parental consent? Or should only those who are eighteen and over be permitted to view the show and, by extension, understand the full cultural context of Edo-period Japan?”
Dr. Asato Ikeda, the curator of the A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints exhibit at the ROM writes about her experience in curating the”obscene” for the ROM blog here. If you haven’t had the chance be sure to check out the exhibit before it closes on November 27th.