The Japanese Art Collection

Composed of gifts from faculty and friends, the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) collection of Japanese prints exemplifies a long-standing relationship between East and West.

In 1969, faculty of the UMUC Tokyo campus began purchasing and donating Japanese prints to the university as a way of building a collection to commemorate beloved colleagues. Choice of the Japanese print was due in great part to its traditional role as a popular and accessible art form. It can also be attributed to an appreciation of great craftsmanship and the art form's ability to capture the essence of a country where faculty members had lived and worked and that they had come to love and deeply appreciate.

Over the past 33 years, the prints have made their way to the Maryland headquarters, largely one by one, with the exception of a very generous presentation of 20 Yoshitoshi Mori pieces by the artist himself, and the remarkable donation of the collection of Emory Trosper, longtime professor at UMUC's Tokyo campus. There are now more than 120 prints by 35 artists in the collection.

Art Events

Horrors of War

Joseph Sheppard's Destruction and Massacre of Warsaw

Opening Reception
Saturday, November 5, 2016
3–5 p.m.
Exhibition Dates
October 30, 2016–October 29, 2017

Third Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition

Third Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition

Exhibition Dates

September 18–December 31, 2016

All That's Art: Faculty Art Invitational 2016

Faculty Art Invitational 2016

Exhibition Dates
May 8–July 31, 2016
UMUC Arts Program Gallery,
Lower Level
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center


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