The Japanese Art Society of America (JASA) hosts an online lecture and a special study trip to Houston this month.
Art Across Borders: Japanese Artists in the United States before World War II
Online program, February 7, 5pm (EST)
Join JASA virtually for a webinar with scholar Ramona Handel-Bajema, author of Art Across Borders: Japanese Artists in the United States before World War II (MerwinAsia Publishers, 2021). She will discuss the wave of Japanese artists who contributed to the establishment of American Modernism, challenged notions of a Japanese aesthetic and flourished in a nation that was at times hostile and other times welcoming. Note: Advance registration is required.
None Whatsoever: Zen Paintings from the Gitter-Yelen Collection
In person trip, February 17-19
On the occasion of the opening of None Whatsoever: Zen Paintings from the Gitter-Yelen Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, join JASA in person for a curated weekend, February 17 to 19, in Houston’s renowned Museum District, focusing on this special exhibition and other key events. Dr. Yukio Lippit, Jeffrey T. Chambers and Andrea Okumura Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, is co-curator of the exhibition with Bradley Bailey, the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Curator of Asian Art at the MFAH. Note: Sign up in advance is required.
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