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Springfield Museums, Exhibits

August 22 - September 4


Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper

Washi Transformed presents over thirty highly textured two-dimensional works, expressive sculptures, and dramatic installations that explore the astonishing potential of washi (和紙), or handmade Japanese paper. For over 1,000 years, Japan has produced some of the world’s finest paper by employing strong natural fibers and exceptional production techniques passed down through generations. Recently, Japanese artists have reimagined the potential of this traditional medium, using its malleable yet sturdy qualities to create stunning works of contemporary art.

The nine contemporary artists featured in this exhibition – Hina Aoyama, Eriko Horiki, Kyoko Ibe, Yoshio Ikezaki, Kakuko Ishii, Yuko Kimura, Yuko Nishimura, Takaaki Tanaka, Ayomi Yoshida – all push the boundaries of Japanese washi through their use of texture, dimension, and scale, creating works that challenge assumptions about the nature of the material. The sculptures, installations, and wall pieces in this exhibition demonstrate the incredible resilience and versatility of the medium.

June 18, 2022–September 4, 2022

D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts

White paper bent into continous loops

Advance tickets are strongly encouraged. Please visit the Tickets page.

Springfield Residents & Walkups

A limited number of walk up tickets (including Springfield Access) are available on a first-come, first-served basis each day at the Welcome Center.

Springfield Museum ComboTicket Page 2

Combined ticket for The Springfield Museums and the Basketball Hall of Fame

This discounted ticket is a slam dunk! You can visit the museum that celebrates the history of Springfield’s most popular game—the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame—plus five museums showcasing art, history, science and Seuss—the Springfield Museums, home of  the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss all with one discounted ticket. Added bonus! You have a full year to visit each museum.

Combined tickets are available for purchase at the admissions desk at the Museums and the Hall of Fame or right here.


August 22
September 4


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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