The macabre is often treated with humor in Japanese art. Here, a skeleton, a reminder of the brevity of life, is seated next to Oiran (courtesan). He is searching for money to pay her. Learn More
The Albany Institute is a great resource for teachers who are looking for ways to integrate art, objects, and primary sources into the classroom.
You will find a wealth of materials on our website to help prepare students for their visit to the Albany Institute, to reinforce their learning when you get back to your classroom or to use independently.
The Education Department welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with schools in curriculum development and special projects.