Gitter-Yelen Foundation Announces New Web Site

The Gitter-Yelen Foundation is proud to announce the redesign of the Manyo’an Collection of Japanese Art’s web site ( The new web site features a bold new design, expanded content, and improved navigation. It is organized to provide quick and direct access to the Collection for all audiences. Features include:

  • Over 500 selected works of art from over 200 artists
  • Higher resolution detail images of the artwork
  • Ability to zoom-and-pan high-quality images of the artwork
  • Japanese translations of artist names, schools, and key navigational elements
  • Related links between works of art, artists, publications, exhibitions, schools and more
  • Expanded list of publications and exhibitions (including tour dates)
  • Browse the collection by recent additions, artists, schools, subjects, mediums & formats, publications, exhibitions, periods, and dated works
  • Search engine dedicated to finding items in the Collection
  • Latest news and announcements
  • Links to other major collections
  • Tour the Collection through Edo-period (1615–1868) works in the Zenga, Nanga, Rinpa, Maruyama-Shijo, Ukiyoe, and Eccentric styles and a newly expanded focus on 20th century paintings and ceramics

Design Team
The Gitter-Yelen Foundation’s web team developed the design and expanded the digital content for the site over the past year. Ongoing work will include the evolution of the web site as new artworks for the Collection continue to be acquired. Bryan Jeffrey Graham (, New Orleans graphic designer, led the web design and development collaborating with Dr. Kurt A. Gitter and Alice Yelen Gitter. Maiko Behr provided curatorial support, Japanese translations, research, content expansion, and information architecture to the project.

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